DIRECTORY OFFICES & SITES McAllen Parks & Recreation Department 1000 S. Ware Road (956) 681-3333
your outdoors The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department is proud to bring you another exciting summer of programs, activities and events for the entire family. The McFun 2011 Summer Program is a cooperative endeavor between the City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department, the McAllen Independent School District, the McAllen Memorial Library, and the International Museum of Art & Science. These partnerships allow the Parks and Recreation Department to satisfy the recreational needs of its citizens, while maximizing the use of public facilities. CITY OF McALLEN ELECTED OFFICIALS
Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Avenue
Las Palmas Community Center 1921 N. 25th Street
Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Road
Quinta Mazatlan Nature Center 600 Sunset Ave.
McAllen Convention Center 700 Convention Center Blvd.
International Museum of Arts & Science 1900 Nolana (956) 682-1564 McAllen Memorial Library 601 N. Main Street
Palm View Golf Course 2699 S. Ware Road
McAllen Boys & Girls Clubs 2620 W. Galveston Avenue 4501 N. 34th Street
(956) 682-3581 (956) 687-3910
McAllen Youth Soccer Association 4313 N. 10th Avenue (956) 631-0431 McAllen Chamber of Commerce 1200 Ash Avenue
COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 1
MARCUS BARRERA HILDA SALINAS COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 2
Mayor Pro-Tem COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 3
Mayor Pro-Tem COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 4
COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 5
COMMISSIONER DISTRICT 6
PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Donna Rodriguez- Chair Jim Ramon - Vice-Chair Rolando Ayala Joe Brown Armando Salinas
Veronica Galligan Kay Jancik Joe Gonzalez Brian Lewis Floyd Seale
Morgan Talbot Aurora V. Martinez-Zamora Poppy Rodriguez - Ex-Officio, McAllen ISD Laura Reagan-Porras - Ex-Officio, Boys & Girls Club
PARKS AND RECREATION STAFF Administration: Director, Sally Gavlik Management Assistant, Shane Stockton Supervisor of Accounts, Gracie Garza Recreation: Deputy Director - Dave Melaas Superintendent of Recreation, Rick Krauss Superintendent of Athletics, Victor Ayala Aquatics Coordinator, Marco De Leon Marketing & Special Events Coordinator, Leslie A. Howland Operations: Deputy Director - Mike Hernandez Horticulture Manager, Brad Bentsen Park Manager, Ken Krause Superintendent of Building Maintenance, Richard Martinez
Lark Community Center: Manager, Rosemary Fuentes Supervisor of Recreation, Jorge Alanis 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: Manager, Colleen Hook Supervisor of Recreation, Assalia Belmares
McAllen Independent School District 2000 N. 23rd Street (956) 618-6000 McAllen Express 1501 W. Highway 83
McAllen City Hall 1300 Houston
AQUATIC FACILITIES Municipal Pool 1921 N. Bicentennial Blvd
Boys Club Municipal Pool 617 S. 27th Street
Los Encinos Pool 3300 Sarah Avenue
Cascade Pool 1000 S. Bales Road
McFUN BUS TRANSPORTATION 2011 Summer Program participants will be able to travel to recreation sites and swimming pools using McAllen Express. Persons 17 years and younger can ride the buses at NO CHARGE using the McFun Fare Bus Pass, if they are enrolled in any McAllen Parks and Recreation Program. Check the bus routes for locations and times. Follows regular bus routes. Passes will be issued upon request, at the time of registration. If you are using mail-in registration, just request a pass, and it will be sent to you in the mail.
LITTLE MISS FOURTH OF JULY PAGEANT Participants will be judged on an interview, talent and modeling western wear. Register in person at Las Palmas Community Center through Wednesday, June 15. Participants must provide proof of age (birth certificate) when registering. For more information, please contact (956) 681-3350. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: Saturday, June 18 TIME: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm AGES: 5 & 6 years (as of July 1, 2011) FEE: $20 CLASS #: 310046.00
FOURTH OF JULY PARADE
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Presented by IBC Bank Celebrate America’s Independence during the 83rd Annual Main Street Parade. Patriotic groups, marching bands, entertainers, businesses, civic clubs and organizations are encouraged to be a part of the parade. Trophies will be awarded to the best entries. Parade entry deadline is Friday, June 24, 2011. Entry forms are available online or at the McAllen Parks and Recreation Office. A $40 fee applies for all commercial entries. For more information call (956) 681-3333. Theme: American Adventures in the Great Outdoors PLACE: Main Street McAllen (from Houston Ave. to Cedar St.) DATE: Monday, July 4 TIME: 9:00 am
ARCHER PARK FESTIVITIES There’s something for everyone…arts & crafts, games, concessions and plenty of fun for the whole family! PLACE: Archer Park DATE: Monday, July 4 TIME: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Concert in the Sky Presented by Holanda Fruttare It’s the highlight of any Fourth of July celebration! Don’t miss the annual Concert in the Sky fireworks extravaganza PLACE: Municipal Park DATE: Monday, July 4 TIME: 9:00 pm (approximate)
GUS & GOLDIE LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM The most popular swimming program in the Rio Grande Valley is back! Join Gus & Goldie to learn important water safety skills. Pre-registration is required for all swimming classes. Participants will receive an official Gus & Goldie T-shirt for each session attended. DATES: Tuesday – Friday Session 1: June 7 – June 17 Session 2: June 21 – July 1 Session 3: July 12 – July 22 Session 4: July 26 – August 5 FEE: $25 Resident/ $35 Non-Resident
PARENT & BABY WATER ORIENTATION (6 mo. - 2 yrs. 11 mo.) Introduces the infant or toddler to the pleasures of water. The parent is instructed in techniques for teaching their child fundamental water skills. At least one parent per child will be strictly enforced. All participants (parents and children) must wear swimming suits. Lined swim diapers are required for infants. Swim diapers are available for purchase at all City of McAllen pools.
PRE-SCHOOL (3 - 5 yr. olds) Children learn how to make the physical adjustment of submerging their faces under water and holding their breath without discomfort. They are also taught to float on their front and back as well as progress to arm strokes.
YOUTH (6-14 yr. olds) A standard swimming program will be taught. Instruction for beginning swimmers through advance swimmers is scheduled at all class times.
ADULT & TEEN (15 years & up) The individual is taken through a series of progressive steps allowing everyone to learn at their own pace.
ADAPTIVE AQUATICS (6 yrs & up) Designed for students with special needs, instructors introduce and guide participants through exciting water activities and skills.
GUS & GOLDIE LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM PROUD SPONSORS
PARENT/BABY Municipal Swimming Pool Class 1 - 9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Class 2 - 9:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Class 3 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Class 4 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Class 5 - 7:10 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. Class 6 - 7:50 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. Los Encinos Pool Class 1 - 10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Class 2 - 10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Class 3 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Class 4 - 7:10 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. PRESCHOOL Municipal Swimming Pool Class 1 - 9:10 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Class 2 - 9:50 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Class 3 - 10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Class 4 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Class 5 - 7:10 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. Class 6 - 7:50 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. Los Encinos Pool Class 1 - 9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Class 2 - 10:10 a.m. - 10:40 a.m. Class 3 - 10:50 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Class 4 - 6:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Class 5 - 7:10 p.m. - 7:40 p.m. Class 6 - 7:50 p.m. - 8:20 p.m. Boys Club Municipal Pool Class 1 - 10:20 a.m. - 10:50 a.m. YOUTH Municipal Swimming Pool Class 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Class 2 - 9:50 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Class 3 - 10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Class 4 - 6:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Class 5 - 7:05 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Class 6 - 7:55 p.m. - 8:35 p.m. Los Encinos Pool Class 1 - 9:00 a.m. - 9:40 a.m. Class 2 - 9:50 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. Class 3 - 10:40 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. Class 4 - 6:15 p.m. - 6:55 p.m. Class 5 - 7:05 p.m. - 7:45 p.m. Class 6 - 7:55 p.m. - 8:35 p.m. Boys Club Municipal Pool Class 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 9:10 a.m. Class 2 - 9:20 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. Class 3 - 10:10 a.m. - 10:50 a.m.
Session 1 June 7 - 17
Session 2 June 21 - July 1
Session 3 July 12 - 22
Session 4 July 26 - August 5
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ADULT & TEENS Municipal Swimming Pool Class 1 - 7:55 p.m. - 8:35 p.m. Los Encinos Pool Class 1 - 7:05 p.m. - 8:35 p.m.
ADAPTED AQUATICS Boys Club Municipal Pool Class 1 - 11:00 a.m. - 11:40 a.m.
CAMP CASCADE Are you ready for a whale of a time? This camp is great for those swimmers who can’t get enough of the water and want game time too! Each camper will get to participate and learn a variety of aquatic activities including canoeing, snorkeling, advanced swimming, diving and water safety skills. You’ll also get to learn outdoor sports, such as volleyball, softball and much more! PRE-REQUISITE: Swimming ability required. PLACE: Cascade Swimming Pool 1000 S. Bales Rd. TIME: Tuesday - Friday; 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. DATES: Session 1: June 7 - June 17 Class # 340956.C1 Session 2: June 21 - July 1 Class # 440956.C1 Session 3: July 12 - July 22 Class # 540956.C1 AGE: 8 - 15 yrs. FEE: $40/resident • $60/non-resident
LIFEGUARD/SWIM INSTRUCTOR APPRENTICE
PUBLIC SWIM, LAP SWIM & WATER AEROBICS
This class is for those persons who have the swimming skills and knowledge to pass the lifeguard training skills and teach or assist instructors, but do not meet the age requirement. Upon successful completion of the class, individuals will be eligible to become “apprentice lifeguards” for the City of McAllen. These individuals may aid lifeguards and swim instructors in their normal daily operations at the Pools. PreRequisite: Excellent swimming ability and positive attitude.
Pools will open to the public June 7 – August 21. Municipal and Los Encinos pools will remain open on weekends, through September 11. 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 allowed. Children age 3 and under are free with an adult.
PLACE: Cascade Swimming Pool DATES: June 7 - June 16 (Tuesday - Friday) TIMES: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. AGE: 13 - 15 year olds FEE: $30 (Includes materials & t-shirt) CLASS #: 340977-B1
LAP SWIMMING - Available for those who want to exercise and swim at their own pace. WATER AEROBICS - This program will consist of light warm-up exercises in shallow water, working up to more vigorous aerobic actions. Ability to swim is not required.
All Campers will receive a Camp Cascade T-Shirt!
SPRINGBOARD DIVING A qualified instructor will teach many of the basic dives and take participants through a series of progressively more challenging dives. You will also learn how diving competition works. This class is for beginners as well as advanced divers. PLACE: Nikki Rowe Natatorium TIME: Mon. - Fri.: 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. DATES: Session 1: June 6 - June 17 Class # 340540.L1 Session 2: June 20 - July 1 Class # 440540.L1 Session 3: July 11 - July 22 Class # 540540.L1 AGE: 8 - 17 years FEE: $20/residents; $30/non-residents
Lap Swimming (No children allowed)
Municipal T-F: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun.: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. $2 - Passes are available - $15 for 10 visits.
Municipal T-F: 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Sat. & Sun.: 10:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. $1 per person
Cascade M: 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. T-S: 7:15 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. $1 per person
Boys Club Municipal M-F: 5:00 a.m. - 7:00 a.m. $1 per person
Los Encinos T-F: 1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Sat. & Sun.: 1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. $1 per person
NIKKI ROWE NATATORIUM M-F: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. $1 per person
Water Aerobics (No children allowed) Cascade (June 7- August 5) T-F: 6:15 p.m. - 7:15 p.m. $1 per person
SUMMER DAYS AT LARK
SUMMER DAYS AT LARK
Ages 5 - 7
Spend your summer days at Lark Community Center! Kids will enjoy a variety of educational and athletic activities each day throughout the camp. Breakfast and lunch are offered at no cost through the Summer Meal Program sponsored by the Texas Department of Agriculture and McAllen ISD. In partnership with the Texas A&M Health Science Center, School of Rural Public Health and the McAllen Asthma Coalition, Summer Days at Lark will have a special emphasis on children with asthma.
Outdoor Sports Crafty Kids Media Magic Mad Scientist Painting/Drawing Indoor Sports Game Time
PLACE: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Avenue TIMES: Mon. - Fri.: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. FEE: $160.00 resident per camp $240.00 non-resident per camp Session 1: June 13 – July 1 Session 2: July 11 – July 29 Session 3: August 1 – August 19
Ages 8 - 9
FREE M.I.S.D. Breakfast: 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. FREE M.I.S.D. Lunch: 12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. Parent Pick-Up (Celebration Hall): 5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Ages 10 - 12
Session 1: 3709606.01 Session 2: 4709606.01 Session 3: 5709606.01
Media Magic Outdoor Sports Crafty Kids Painting/Drawing Indoor Sports Mad Scientist Game Time
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Crafty Kids Media Magic Outdoor Sports Indoor Sports Mad Scientist Painting/Drawing Game Time
9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. 10:30 a.m. - 11:20 a.m. 11:30 a.m. - 12:20 p.m. 1:30 p.m. - 2:20 p.m. 2:30 p.m. - 3:20 p.m. 3:30 p.m. - 4:20 p.m. 4:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
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PUTT ‘N BOWL
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How about a fun-filled Wednesday every week this summer? The Parks and Recreation Department is teaming up with two of the city’s best fun centers, The Zone Action Park and Flamingo Bowl, to bring you nine weeks of serious fun. Sign up for one or both activities. PLACE: The Zone Action Park - 2600 W Expressway 83 Flamingo Bowl - 3301 North 23rd Street DATE: Wednesdays, June 15 – August 17 Note: No program on July 6 TIME: Mini Golf 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. Bowling 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ACTIVITY AGES Mini Golf 7-13 CLASS # 351811.D1
FEE $50 Resident/$60 Non-Resident
Bowling 7-9 CLASS # 351811.D2
$50 Resident/ $65 Non-Resident
Bowling 10-13 CLASS # 351811.D3
$75 Resident/ $95 Non-Resident
YOUTH EVENING PROGRAMS CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Ballet - 1st position, 2nd position, now pirouette. Give your child an introductory class to ballet. Basketball Skills & Drills - Ever dream of draining the game winning shot? Before you do it in real life, you need to learn the fundamentals of the game. This class is designed to teach you the basics of basketball. Dribbling, passing, shooting, and footwork are the biggest components and will be taught in a fun setting. Folklorico - In this class you will learn the many different styles of traditional Mexican dance and choreography. Hands on Art - Get your hands dirty with paint, glitter, and glue. Enjoy weekly projects from sewing to sketching. Kids Aerobics - It is time to put away that remote control and put on your tennis shoes. With this class, you will join others in a fitness crusade. Instructors will go through various fun activities and exercises to promote fitness in your daily life. Kids in the Kitchen - Become a chef! Experience educational nutrition lectures, food preparation and kitchen safety. Music Mania - For the music beginner! Learn rhythm, keyboarding, voice, and music theory! Mat-cercise - Participants will learn basic tumbling skills from forward rolls, tiny toe touches and proper stretching. Twinkle Toes - Twirl in tights and learn the basic steps of ballet.
Classes for 3 - 6 year olds are 30 minutes long and classes for 7 and up are 45 minutes long. Fees listed are per session. Classes are held at Lark Community Center (LCC), Las Palmas Community Center (LPCC) and Palm View Community Center (PVCC). Session 1 June 13 - July 1 Session 2 July 11- July 29 Session 3 August 1 - August 19 Program Location Dates Music Mania LPCC M & W Kids in the Kitchen LPCC M & W Hand on Art LPCC M & W Jazz LPCC M & W Ballet LPCC M & W Folklorico LPCC M & W Twinkle Toes PVCC M & W Mat-cercise PVCC T & TH Basketball Skills LCC M & W Kid Aerobics LCC M & W
Agest 7 – 12 7 – 12 3 – 6 7 – 11 3 – 6 3 – 4 5 – 6 3 – 4 5 – 6 7 – 13 2 yrs 2 yrs 3–6 4 – 6 7 & Up 6 – 7 8 – 12 3 – 5 6 & Up
FEES: $15/resident • $25/non-resident - 30 min. class $20/resident • $30/non-resident - 45-60 min. class Times 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. 6:15 – 7:00 p.m. 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. 5:30 – 6:00 p.m. 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. 7:00 – 7:30 p.m. 6:00 – 6: 30 p.m. 6:30 – 7:00 p.m. 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. 6:30 – 7:15 p.m. 6:00 – 6:30 p.m. 6:30 – 7:15 p.m.
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Lincoln Middle School Class #: 960996.T1
TIMES: Mon. - Fri., 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. • FREE AGES: 5 - 12 years for playground program DATES: June 14 - August 13, 2011 REGISTRATION: Parent/Guardian must register child on-site.
TIMES: Monday through Friday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. AGES: 5 - 15 years for gym program FEES: Free DATES: June 13 – August 12
Fossum Middle School Class #: 960966.T2
Alvarez Elementary School - 2606 Gumwood Avenue Bonham Elementary School - 2400 Jordan Road Gonzalez Elementary School - 201 E. Martin Avenue Milam Elementary School - 3800 N. Main Street Los Encinos Community Police Center - 3221 Olga Ave.
SUPERVISED PLAYGROUND & GYMNASIUM PROGRAM Spend the warm summer days having loads of fun at the excellent playground and gymnasium programs. A variety of events and activities are planned for the summer. Children with Special needs will be accommodated at the Milam elementary school playground location. The program concludes with Super Friday, a day of food, games, swimming, and fun at Cascade Park and Pool on Friday, August 12.
SUMMER THEATER Rehearse and perform a full-length theatrical play and a musical from acting and costumes to all aspects of technical production. Space is limited with a maximum company of 70 cast and crew (35 per age group). Each participant will receive a summer theater t-shirt! Final performances will be held at the McAllen Civic Center in July.
PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: June 13 - July 29 Mon. - Fri., 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. AGES: 8 – 11 • Class #: 361606.L1 12 – 15 • Class #: 361606.L2 FEE: $90 Resident • $120 Non-Resident McAllen ISD Lunch Served: 12:30 p.m. – 1 p.m.
Show your spirit and join the best cheer camp around! Learn chants, cheers, jumps and stunts to make you the best cheerleader ever! Family and friends are invited to the dance camp showcase at the end of each session. NOTE: Participants are encouraged wear appropriate clothing and shoes during camp and should bring a drink and snack.
Don’t spend your entire summer behind the computer or on the couch! Teen Time is packed with tons of cool activities for teens of all ages, including sports, technology, cooking and field trips. Hang out, meet new people and learn some cool stuff.
FEE: $30/resident • $40/non-resident per session AGES: 6 and Up PLACE: Session 1: Escandon Elementary • 2901 Colbath Session 2: Brown Middle School • 2700 S. Ware Rd. Session 3: Brown Middle School • 2700 S. Ware Rd. TIMES: Monday - Thursday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. (Open play from 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. Instruction begins at 1:00 p.m.) McAllen ISD Lunch: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. DATES: Session 1: June 13-June 24 Session 2: July 11-July 22 Session 3: July 25-August 5
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SPORTS CAMP Join us in a morning of outdoor adventures! Supervised activities and sports are sure to get your child up and in gear. Three hours of competitive play with the focus on team sports and organized games. Each day will be divided into three sessions featuring a wide variety of activities including old favorites such as basketball, baseball, volleyball, floor hockey, and many more. If you want to get out and be active this summer, the sports camp is the place to get it started. PLACE: Palm View Community Center DATES: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. TIMES: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. FEE: $40/resident • $60/non-resident DATE Session 1: June 13-June 24 Session 2: July 11-July 22 Session 3: July 25-August 5 Session 4: August 8-August 19
AGES: 11 - 16 years PLACE: Palm View Community Center DATES: Monday-Thursday TIMES: 1:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. POINT SYSTEM FRIDAY TRIP TIMES: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. FEE: $20/resident • $30/non-resident per session REGISTRATION: In-person at Palm View Community Center. No mail-in or on-line registration accepted.
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Come learn the newest and coolest dance moves to the hottest music in town. Dance camp will teach you drill team, ballet, jazz and pop style dances. Family and friends are invited to the dance camp showcase at the end of each session. NOTE: Participants are encouraged to wear appropriate clothing and shoes during camp and should bring a drink and snack. FEE: $30/resident • $40/non-resident AGES: 6 and Up PLACE: Session 1: Escandon Elementary • 2901 Colbath Session 2: Brown Middle School • 2700 S. Ware Rd. Session 3: Brown Middle School • 2700 S. Ware Rd. TIMES: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. McAllen ISD Breakfast Served: 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. DATES: Session 1 June 13 - 24 Session 2 July 11- July 22 Session 3 July 25-August 5
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Age 7-8 361506.K2 461506.K2 561506.K2
Age 9-10 361506.K3 461506.K3 561506.K3
Age 11+ 361506.K4 461506.K4 561506.K4
EXPLORE THE OUTDOORS THIS SUMMER! 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 Directions: 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.
NATURE DISCOVERY CAMP A unique experience every week! A combination of indoor and outdoor adventure, games, wildlife exploration, scavenger hunts, science and art! ADVANCE REGISTRATION: Required (online or in person) FEE: $40.00 Residents $60.00 Non-Residents TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. DATE: 6 Unique Camps (one week each--Tuesday to Friday) NOTE: Bring a light snack, water, bug spray, hat, sunscreen and wear tennis shoes to camp.
“Lost in the Wilderness” – Survival Skills 101 Learn to build a shelter, filter water, and navigate the forest using a GPS system. Session 2: July 5 – 8 • Class #:362022.02 Reptile Camp - Level II Learn about the lifestyle and traits of some of South Texas’ most common snakes and lizards. Participate in hands-on lab investigations and learn all about reptilian adaptations, distribution, ecology, and physiology. Session 3: July 19 – 22 • Class #:362022.03
THURSDAY EVENING EXPLORATIONS Bring the family for evening nature talks and walks! Sponsored by Dr. Chris A. Freels Orthodontics RESERVATION: Not Required FEE: $2.00 adults $1.00 Children & Seniors (free with membership) TIME: 7:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. DATE: Thursday evenings in June, July, August AGE: All ages
WEE STROLL Young children will enjoy listening to a short story about birds, plants, and other wildlife followed by a stroll in our native forest!
AGES 6-8 Bug Safari Experience the behind-the-scenes world of insects as you journey through the forest searching for exotic six legged critters. Session 1: June 14 -17 • Class #: 362021.01 Nature Art Kids Let your creativity run wild. Paint, photograph, stencil, and stamp using our native wildlife as your inspiration. Session 2: June 28 – July 1 • Class #: 362021.02 Reptile Camp –Level One Explore the exciting study of Herpetology (the study of reptiles and amphibians) learn about reptilian adaptations, distribution, ecology, and physiology. Session 3: July 12 – 15 • Class #: 362021.03
AGES 9-12 Forces of Nature! Discover the science of energy, exploring the forest and engaging in fun experiments using magnets, batteries, and of course the greatest power source - - the all mighty sun! Session 1: June 21 – 24 • Class #: 362022.01
RESERVATION: Not Required FEE $2.00 adult $1.00 Children & Seniors (free with membership) TIME: 10:00a.m. – 11:00a.m. DATE: Tuesday Mornings (June - July) AGE: Children Ages 3 to 6 June 18 June 25 July 2 July 9 July 16 July 23 July 30
My Nest is Best by P.D. Eastman Feathers for Lunch by Loise Ehlert Stellaluna by Janell Cannon Life in the Slow Lane-A Desert Tortoise Tale by Conrad J. Storad There was a Coyote Who Swallowed a Flea by Jennifer Ward Duck & Goose by Tad Hills Flower Garden by Eva Bunting
JUNIOR MASTER GARDENER Kids, bring your friends and become Wildlife Gardeners Today! REGISTRATION: Not Required (unless bringing a large group-please call) FEE: $5.00 per student (supplies included) TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. DATE: 3rd Saturday of the Month AGE: Recommended 2nd to 5th grade NOTE: Gardening series continues through December, 3rd Saturday of each month
Jun. 18 Jul. 16 Aug. 20
Exploring the Great Outdoors with Forest Friends National Picnic Month: What’s on the Menu for Wildlife? Mr. McGregor & Peter Rabbit
SATURDAY CAMPS (youth of all interests and scouts) Summer is all about seeking new adventures and making new discoveries. Quinta Mazatlan invites teens to do just that by participating in programs designed just for youth! REGISTRATION: Not Required (unless bringing a large group-please call) FEE: $5.00 per student (supplies included) TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. DATE: 4 unique programs (Saturdays) in June-August AGE: 13 to 17 years Birding 101 Learn to ID birds by sight and sound, collect and interpret bird data, sketch, and use binoculars and field guides. Dates: June 11, July 9, August 6 GPS Workshop Discover a new level of excitement as you learn how to trot the globe by searching for clues and destination points using Global Positioning System (GPS) technology. Bring your own GPS unit or borrow one of ours. Register for this exciting adventure! Dates: June 18, July 23, August 20 Digital Photography Workshop Explore the natural world behind a lens, as you observe and focus on light, color, texture, form, and patterns found in nature. Participants will also have a chance to submit photos to Southern Exposures, Youth Nature Photo Contest, and attend the Awards Ceremony on August 18th! Dates: June 25, July 30, August 13 Nuture Nature – Youth Service Opportunities Need community service hours or just want to get outside and lend a helping hand? From planting seedlings to assisting with special events, we welcome your support at Quinta Mazatlan. Drop in any time on Saturdays and become a Garden, Bird, Science, Office, or Marketing friend at Quinta Mazatlan!
SOUTHERN EXPOSURES Youth Nature Photo Contest and Workshop (see page 21)
MOVIES IN THE PARK It’s fun for everyone! Each Saturday enjoy an evening movie in McAllen’s Historic Archer Park. Pack your picnic basket, a blanket and bring your entire family to watch your big screen favorite flicks.
MOVIES IN THE PARK
Enjoy our Movies in the Park Series on Maximus,our giant inflatable movie screen. Admission is FREE!
PLACE: TIME: FEE:
Archer Park (101 N. Broadway) 8:30 p.m. FREE!
The Last Airbender
Air, Water, Earth, Fire - four nations tied by destiny. When the Fire Nation launches a war against the others, a century has passed with no hope in sight to change the path of the destruction. Aang discovers he is the lone Avatar with the power to manipulate all four elements. Starring: Dev Patel, Noah Ringer, Jackson Rathbone Paramount Pictures; Directed by M. Night Shyamalan Rated PG; 103 minutes; 2010 June 18
In a neighborhood surrounded by white picket fences sits a black house with a dead lawn. Beneath this home is a vast secret hideout. We discover Gru planning the biggest heist in the history of the world. Until the day he encounters the will of three orphaned girls who look at him and see something that no one else has ever seen: a potential Dad. Animated Feature Voices by: Steve Carell, Jason Segel, Kristin Wiig Universal Pictures; Directed by Pierre Coffin and Chris Renaud Rated PG; 95 minutes; 2010 June 25
Dre Parker and his mother move to China. Dre makes an enemy of the class bully and kung fu prodigy. He has nowhere to turn but to maintenance man, Mr. Han, who teaches him kung fu. Facing down the bullies will be Dre’s fight of his life. Starring: Jackie Chan, Jaden Smith Columbia Pictures; Directed by Harald Zwart Rated PG; 140 minutes; 2010 July 2
How to Train Your Dragon
This action comedy tells the story of Hiccup who’s world is turned upside down when he encounters a dragon that challenges him to see the world from an entirely different point of view. Animated Feature Voices by: Gerard Butler, America Ferrara, Jonah Hill DreamWorks Animation; Directed by Dean DeBlois and Chris Sanders Rated PG; 98 minutes; 2010
Iron Man 2
Tony Stark comes under fire from the U.S. Government who demands he hand over the powerful weapon that is the Iron Man suit. Meanwhile, Whiplash emerges to take revenge on the Stark family and destroy Iron Man. Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke Paramount Pictures; Directed by Jon Favreau Rated PG-13; 124 minutes; 2010
A real estate developer moves his family to Oregon. When his latest project threatens the homes of the local forest creatures, the animals seek revenge by turning a peaceful cul-de-sac under construction into a battlefield of epic proportions. Starring: Brendan Fraser, Matt Prokop, Brooke Shields Summit Entertainment; Directed by Roger Kumble Rated PG; 92 minutes; 2010
After super-villain Megamind kills his good-guy nemesis, Metro Man, he becomes bored since there is no one left to fight. He creates a new foe, Titan , who, instead of using his powers for good, sets out to destroy the world, positioning Megamind to save the day for the first time in his life. Animated Feature Voices by: Will Ferrell, Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill DreamWorks Animation; Directed by Tom McGrath Rated PG; 96 minutes; 2010 July 23
Mayor Brown decides to shut it down Jellystone Park. Yogi and Boo Boo join forces with Ranger Smith to find a way to save Jellystone Park from closing. Animated Feature Voices by: Anna Faris, Dan Akroyd, Justin Timberlake Warner Bros.; Directed by Eric Brevig Rated PG; 82 minutes; 2010
August 20 Saturday Night Dive-In Los Encinos Pool 3300 Sarah Ave. Pool opens at 6:00 pm Movie begins at 8:00 pm $2 public swim fee
Surfing was actually invented by penguins. A documentary crew takes the audiences behind the scenes at the annual Penguin World Surfing Championship and talks to the newest star Cody Maverick. He starts off as a cocky rookie but soon discovers that a true winner isn’t always the one who comes in first. Animated Feature Voices by: Shia LaBeouf, Zooey Deschanel, Jeff Bridges Columbia Pictures; Directed by Ash Brannon Rated PG; 85 minutes; 2007
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ATHLETICS TRACK & FIELD
T.A.A.F. PROGRAMS The McAllen Parks and Recreation is proud to offer Texas Amateur Athletics Federation (T.A.A.F.) programs. Athletes will compete against other individuals and teams from across the Rio Grande Valley and the state in various sports including track & field, golf, swimming and tennis. Teams will attend local tournaments and meets, earning the opportunity to compete at the regional level. Qualifying athletes will earn a chance to compete in the Games of Texas, a weeklong Olympic style competition featuring a number of sports. The 2011 Games of Texas will be held July 28 – 31 in Waco, Texas. Experienced athletes are invited to join Team McAllen. A complete schedule of meets and competitions will be provided once classes begin. Individual T.A.A.F membership is included in the class fee. Other fees including individual meet fees are the responsibility of the participant.
Improve your track and field techniques while competing against participants from across the Rio Grande Valley in meets throughout the summer. There are multiple opportunities to qualify to compete at the Games of Texas state meet in Waco. LOCATION: Memorial High School Track 101 E. Hackberry Ave. DATE: May 23-July 31, Monday - Friday CLASS #: 350506.06 TIMES: 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. & 5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. AGE: 5 years - 18 years FEE: $60.00/resident • $85.00/non-resident. Includes T.A.A.F. membership, insurance and t-shirt. Registration fee does not include individual meet entry fees. Participants who qualify for advanced competition are responsible for their own travel expenses. NOTE: Participants must be registered by Thursday, June 30 to be eligible for state meet. Local meets will be held on Fridays, June 10 - July 8. The regional meet will be held on Friday & Saturday, July 15 - 16 at McAllen Veterans Memorial Stadium.
TEAM GOLF Improve your golfing skills while competing in tournaments against participants from across the Rio Grande Valley throughout the summer. There are multiple opportunities to qualify to compete at the Games of Texas state meet in Waco. Participants are required to complete a playing test prior to joining the team. Tests will be held on Monday, June 6. LOCATION: Palm View Golf Course - 2699 S. Ware Road DATES: June 6 - July 31, Monday through Friday TIME: 4:30 p.m.-6:00 p.m. FEES: $80/resident • $120/non-resident Includes T.A.A.F. membership. Participants will be responsible for tournament entry and green fees. CLASS #: 350646.06 NOTE: Participants must be registered by Thursday, June 30, 2011 to be eligible for state tournament. Collared shirt and soft spike shoes are required on the course. Weekly golf tournament locations TBA.
Improve your stroke, game strategy and play while competing in tournaments against other tennis players from across the Rio Grande Valley throughout the summer. There are multiple opportunities to qualify to compete at the Games of Texas state meet in Waco.
LOCATION: McAllen High School Tennis Courts 2101 La Vista DATES: June 6- July 31; Monday through Friday TIME: 4:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. AGE: 6 years - 18 years CLASS #: 350766.06 FEES: $80/resident • $120/non-resident Includes membership in USTA and T.A.A.F., plus entry into the McAllen Open. Participants who qualify for advanced competition are responsible for their own travel expenses. REGISTRATION: Participants must be registered by Thursday, June 30 to be eligible for state tournament.
T.A.A.F. SUMMER SWIM TEAM Receive specialized instruction while improving your swimming skills. Compete in meets against swimmers from across the Rio Grande Valley throughout the summer. There are multiple opportunities to qualify to compete at the Games of Texas state meet in Waco. Team members must be able to swim 50 yards comfortably and have no fear of the water. Swimmers cannot have participated in U.S. Swim Meets as of January 1, 2011. LOCATION: Nikki Rowe Natatorium June 6 - July 31; Monday - Friday DATES: TIME: 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. (Intermediate) 1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. (Advanced) AGE: 6 years - 18 years CLASS #: 340966.B1 FEE: $60/residents • $85/non-residents NOTE: Participants must be registered by June 30, 2011 to be eligible for state meet. Local meets will be held on Saturdays, Schedule TBA.
SWIM TEAM T.A.A.F. PARENTS’ MEETINGS: All parents of athletes participating in T.A.A.F. programs will be REQUIRED to attend an informational meeting on Tuesday, June 14 at 7:00 p.m. at Palm View Community Center. We will provide you with information for the upcoming summer and your child’s programs. Parents of athletes that qualify for the Games of Texas will be required to attend a meeting to discuss travel, expenses and general information. The 2011 TAAF Games of Texas will be held Thursday – Sunday, July 28 - 31 in Waco. NOTE: The minimum age to travel with Team McAllen is eight years of age. Additional costs will apply for nonresident athletes. MEETING DATE: Thursday, July 21 at Palm View Community Center at 7:00 p.m.
YOUTH TENNIS INSTRUCTION MORNING TIMES (Monday - Friday): Class 1 - 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Session 1 Tiny Tots (4-6 yrs) 350713.L1 Youth 1 (7-9 yrs) 350724.L1 Youth 2 (10-12 yrs) 350735.L1
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Class 2 - 9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. Tiny Tots (4-6 yrs) 350713.L2 Youth 1 (7-9 yrs) 350724.L2 Youth 2 (10-12 yrs) 350735.L2
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EVENING TIMES (Monday - Thursday: Class 3 - 6:00 p.m. - 6:50 p.m. Tiny Tots (4-6 yrs) 350713.L3 Youth 1 (7-9 yrs) 350724.L3 Youth 2 (10-12 yrs) 350735.L3
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Class 4 - 7:00 p.m. - 7:50 p.m. Tiny Tots (4-6 yrs) 350713.L4 Youth 1 (7-9 yrs) 350724.L4 Youth 2 (10-12 yrs) 350735.L4
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ADULT TENNIS INSTRUCTION EVENING TIMES (Tuesday & Thursday: Class 1 - 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. Adults (17 & up) 350758.I1
YOUTH GOLF CAMP
(TINY TOTS, YOUTH, TEENS & ADULTS) Classes introduce the beginner player to funfilled court action and prepare the advanced player for match play. This program will provide instruction in forehand, backhand and the serve. Classes will progress to rally, basic court position play and court strategy. Age groups may be combined depending on the number of registered participants.
Fundamental golf instructions will cover stance, grip, etiquette and rules as well as driving, putting and chipping. Compete in a final day tournament for awards. Parents are invited to attend this event. A limited number of clubs are provided. Collared shirt is requireds on course. If golf spikes are worn, they must be soft spikes.
LOCATION: DATES: FEE:
McAllen High School Tennis Courts - 2101 LaVista Session 1: June 13 - June 24 Monday-Friday Session 2: July 11 - July 22, Monday-Friday (No class during McAllen Open on Friday, July 1.) Session 3: July 25- August 5, Monday-Friday Session 4: August 8 - August 19 Monday-Friday $40/residents • $60/non-residents $35/residents • $55/non-residents
ADULT GOLF LESSONS Beginner and Intermediate lessons will provide an introduction to the fundamentals of golf. Instruction will cover stance, grip, etiquette and rules as well as driving, putting and chipping. Clubs are provided if you don’t have your own. Collared shirt and soft spike shoes are required. PLACE: Palm View Golf Course - 2699 S. Ware Road FEE: $60/resident • $85/non-resident DATES: Session 1: June 6 - June 30 Class #: 350628.K1 Session 2: July 5 - 28 Class #: 350628.K2 Session 3: August 8 - 19 Class #: 350628.K3 TIMES: Tuesday and Thursday 6:15 p.m. - 8:00 p.
PLACE: Palm View Golf Course - 2699 S. Ware Road FEE: $50/resident • $80/non-resident AGES: 7 years - 17 years DATES: Session 1: June 13 - 24 Class #: 350636.L1 Session 2: July 11 - July 22 Class #: 350636.L2 Session 3: July 25 - August 5 Class #: 350636.L3 Session 4: August 8 - 19 Class #: 350636.L4 TIMES: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
McAllen Open Tennis Tournament Participate in one of the Rio Grande Valley’s most established tournaments. The McAllen Open is a sanctioned U.S.T.A. event. U.S.T.A. age divisions and regulations apply. Awards are given to the 1st, 2nd & 3rd place finishers in each division. PLACE: McAllen High School Tennis Courts - 2101 La Vista DATE: July 1 – July 3 FEE: $15 Singles • $20 Doubles USTA FEE: $13 one year JUNIOR (under 19) $25 one year ADULT (over 19) REGISTER: May 9 – June 19 *Official registration must be made through USTA.
RGV SHOWCASE FOOTBALL CAMP Be a part of the Rio Grande Valley’s most comprehensive and advanced football camp. Instructed by college coaches and advanced athletes from across the country, participants will learn tips and techniques for improving their skills and performance. Participants should wear workout gear and bring both court and turf shoes. Each participant will receive a camp t-shirt, breakfast and lunch. LOCATION: McAllen Memorial Stadium, 2001 N. Bicentennial Blvd DATES: June 6-8 (Monday-Wednesday) CLASS #: 350965.06 TIMES: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. FEE: $55.00 (individual registration fee before May 27) $65.00 (by June 3) $75.00 (day of event registration fee) Note: 10% discount to schools registering 10 or more participants. REGISTRATION: Deadline is May 31; late registration accepted until 5:00 p.m. on June 3 AGE: 7th – 12th Grade Students High School graduates are not eligible
BASKETBALL CAMP OF CHAMPS Learn basketball drills and techniques throughout the camp to improve your game with San Antonio’s Coach Romy Vela. Test your improved skills during the tournament on the final day of camp. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and the first 100 registered participants will receive a basketball. LOCATION: Fossum Middle School – 7800 N. Ware Rd DATES: June 20- 24 (Monday-Friday) TIMES: 7-12 years • 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. • Class#: 350236.07 13 - 18 years • 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. • Class#350247.06 FEE: $50 (Friday, June 17) $60 (Monday, June 20)
RGV FOOTBALL COMBINE The McAllen Parks and Recreation Department in conjunction with the National Collegiate Scouting Association is pleased to bring you the 9th annual Football Combine. Mr. Jimmy Gonzalez, formerly head recruiter from the TCU Horn Toads football program, is coordinating the combine in a NFL camp format. He will be entering participants scores in his national database so collegiate coaches from across the country can assess your skill level on the combine drills. Participation in the combine is a must for anyone seriously desiring a collegiate football experience. This year’s combine will
be held at Bobby Lackey Stadium in Weslaco, Saturday, May 21 from 9am-12 noon prior to the RGV Coaches All-Star Football Game. Players must wear workout gear with both court and turf shoes. LOCATION: Bobby Lackey Stadium, Weslaco DATE: May 21 TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. CLASS #: 350960.06 FEE: $15.00 (make checks payable to City of McAllen); $20.00 (day of event registration fee)
RISE AND SHINE OUTDOORS SPORTS CAMP It’s time to put down the game controller and pick up on the action at this summer’s best place to play. The action will be non-stop and so will the fun. Play baseball, soccer, kickball, dodge ball, field hockey and more. We’ll supply the gear. LOCATION: Municipal Park - 1921 North Bicentennial Boulevard FEE: $40.00/resident; $60.00/non-resident AGES: 6 years - 12 years DATES: Session 1: June 13-24 Class # 351810.01 Session 2: July 11-22 Class # 451810.01 Session 3: July 25-August 5 Class # 551810.01 Session 4: August 8 - 19 Class # 651810.01 TIMES: Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
CITY OF PALMS QUARTERBACK & RECEIVERS CAMP Designed for quarterbacks and receivers, participants will develop techniques, decision making and leadership skills from top Texas quarterback coaches. Participants must provide their own football. LOCATION: McAllen Memorial Stadium, 2001 N. Bicentennial Blvd. DATE: June 27-28 Class #: 350990.06 TIME: Monday - Tuesday • 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. AGE: 7th – 12th Grade Students High School graduates are not eligible FEE: $50 Early Registration (Friday, June 24) $65 Late Registration (Monday, June 27) REGISTRATION: Deadline is June 25; late registration accepted until 8:00 a.m. on June 28
5K SUNCHASER SERIES Be a part of the “coolest” 5K events in the Rio Grande Valley. The first 100 registered participants in each event will receive a free item. Awards will be given in different age divisions and refreshments will be provided after each race. Participants running in all four events compete for Sunchaser series awards. AGE: FEE:
6 & Up $10 per event/Advance Registration $15 per event/On-Site Registration $30 per series/ Deadline June 9
LOCATIONS: Sunriser - June 11 Los Encinos Park Sunscorcher-July 9 Westside Park Sunsetter-August 6 Palm View Golf Moonriser-August 20 Zinnia Park SUNCHASER SERIES
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8:00 a.m. 8:00 a.m. 7:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m.
REGISTRATION: DEADLINE - 5:00 p.m. 2 days prior to the event at the Parks & Recreation Office or at the Community Centers. Late Registration is $15 the day of event. AGE: 6 and over FEE: $10 per event or $30 for the series. $15 the day of event. Registration for the series is due by June 9.
Vipers Youth Basketball Camp Can you feel the Venom? Get ready for a week of great fun and basketball instruction provided by members of the Rio Grande Valley Vipers basketball team and coaching staff. Learn basketball fundamentals, plus tips and techniques from the pros. The Vipers mascot, Fang, will make a special appearance for photos and each player will also receive a Jr. Viper’s Camp T-shirt, basketball and vouchers for two tickets to a Vipers basketball game. PLACE: Fosum Middle School –7800 N. Ware Rd. DATE: Monday – Thursday • August 15 – August 19 TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. AGE: 6 years - 13 years FEE: $79 CLASS #: 670985.01
Academy Sports + Outdoors is a proud sponsor of the McAllen Parks and Recreation Department summer athletic camps.
The McAllen Parks and Recreation Department athletic leagues play under the rules and regulations of the Amateur Softball Association and the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation. All adult leagues play a 10-game schedule. Adult league registration is accepted at the McAllen Parks and Recreation Main Office located at 1000 S. Ware Rd from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
ADULT A.S.A. SOFTBALL LEAGUE
ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE
Divisions: B, C, D, E and Co-Rec Ages: No younger than 18 as of the first day of league play Dates: Monday – Friday, June 6 – August 12 Times: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Location: Westside Softball Complex, 1000 S. Ware Road Registration: May 10-28 Fee: $350 per team Register: May 9 - May 27 Meeting: Mandatory manager meeting at Palm View Community Center on Thursday, June 2 beginning at 7:00 p.m.
Divisions: Co-Rec Ages: No younger than 18 as of the first day of league play Dates: June 8 - August 10 Times: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Location: Los Encinos Park Registration: May 9 - May 27 Fee: $225 per team Meeting: Mandatory manager meeting at Palm View Community Center on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
ADULT INDOOR VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Divisions: Co-Rec Ages: No younger than 18 as of the first day of league play Dates: June 9 - Augusts 11 Times: 7:00 p.m. , 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Location: Palm View Community Center Registration: May 9-27 Fee: $225 per team Meeting: Mandatory manager meeting at Palm View Community Center on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE Divisions: Men’s Competitive, Men’s Recreational and Women’s Open
Ages: No younger than 18 of the first day of league play Dates: June 7 - August 11. Tuesday – Men’s Open Monday – Women’s Open Thursday – Men’s Recreational Times: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Location: Lark Community Center - 2601 Lark Ave. Registration: May 9 -27 Fee: $275 per team Meeting: Mandatory manager meeting at Lark Community Center on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
ADULT SAND VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Divisions: Co-Rec Ages: No younger than 18 as of the first day of league play Dates: June 7 - August 10 Times: 7:00 p.m. , 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Location: Los Encinos Park Registration: May 9 - May 27 Fee: $225 per team Meeting: Mandatory manager meeting at Palm View Community Center on Tuesday, May 31 at 7:00 p.m.
Meeting: Mandatory manager meeting at Lark Community Center on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:00 p.m.
YOUTH SUMMER BASKETBALL LEAGUE Develop your basketball playing skills. School teams are encouraged to register as a team or you may form your own team (12 player limit). Athletes must register to participate with a team. Ages: Boys/Girls: 17 & Under, 16 & Under, 14 & Under Dates: June 6 - August 12 Times: 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Location: Fossum Middle School – 7800 N. Ware Rd Registration: May 9 - 27 Fee: $225 per team Meeting: Mandatory manager’s meeting on Tuesday, May 31 at Palm View CC at 7:30 p.m.
7 ON 7 FOOTBALL LEAGUE Stay sharp for the next football season with this fast-paced, action-packed game of non-tackle football. High Schools students are encouraged to form their teams and work on physical development and skills during the summer. Two (2) divisions are Varsity (returning players, juniors & seniors) and Junior Varsity (entering freshmen & sophomores). Date: June 13 - July 29 Time: 6:00 p.m., 7:00 p.m. & 8:00 p.m. Location: De Leon Soccer Complex Age: High School Eligible (entering 9th grade) Fee: $300.00 per team (includes t-shirts) Registration: May 9 - 27 Meeting: Mandatory manager meeting at Palm View Community Center on Wednesday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m.
ADULT FLAG FOOTBALL LEAGUE Divisions: Class B Ages: No younger than 18 as of the first day of league play Dates: June 9 - August 11 Times: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. Location: McAuliffe City Park Registration: May 9-27 Fee: $250 per team at the
SENIOR & ADULT PROGRAMS
SENIOR PROGRAMS The Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of programs for seniors 50 and older at each of the three community centers. Contact each center to register and for more information.
LARK COMMUNITY CENTER 2601 Lark Avenue • (956) 681-3340
Walking Club: Stay in shape and have fun. Walk indoors or outdoors on the trails at Las Palmas Park. Ceramics: Participants select from various designs of green ware and begin with the fun of selecting and applying colors. Items can be taken home or used as gifts. Arts & Crafts: Join the fun and many different Senior Arts & Crafts programs. Learn to create fun Seasonal decorations for your home. Also, join the fun in the Senior Crochet Class where you will learn basic crochet knots and loops! Billiards: For a bit of competitive fun, challenge others in a game of recreational billiards. Board Games/Card Games: Do you play Chess, Dominos, or Bridge? Join in the leisure play of a variety of board or card games. Grab a partner and play. Healthier You! Weekly Health discussion/presentations on current health topics. Silver Note Choir: Our English musical group is the perfect outlet for senior vocalists! The Silver Note Choir will sing during monthly Senior Birthday parties at Las Palmas Community Center! Most songs are sung in English! Conjunto Las Palmas: Our Spanish musical group is the perfect outlet for senior musicians and singers. Join Conjunto Las Palmas as they perform at monthly Senior Birthday parties at Las Palmas Community Center and McAllen Special Events. 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. Stretch & Fit: Exercise to increase, mobility, flexibility, and strength. 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 be active for years to come. YOGA: Learn relaxation techniques with centering and breathing in order to find inner peace that releases stress, tension and anxiety. Line Dancing: A great way to get moving and in shape, dance along to your favorite hits. Bingo: Is it your lucky day? Play the bilingual version of bingo, because it’s tons of fun! Poker: Have lots of fun testing your skills against other players. Club de Estambre: Get creative with yarn learning how to make a variety of crafts.
Board /Card Games
M-F 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Daily Nutrition Program
M-F 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
M-F 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
M-F 8:30 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.
M-F 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
M-TH 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
LAS PALMAS COMMUNITY CENTER 1921 N. 25th Street • (956) 681-3350 Arts & Crafts
M-F 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
M-F 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Board /Card Games
M-F 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
M-F 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.
Conjunto Las Palmas
Daily Nutrition Program
M-F 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
M-F 12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
10:30 a.m.–11:15 a.m.
Silver Note Choir
10:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Stretch & Fit
M-F 12:35 p.m. – 1:05 p.m.
M-F 9:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.
12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.
PALM VIEW COMMUNITY CENTER 3401 Jordan Road • (956) 681-3360 Board and Card Games
M-F 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
M-F 9:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
M-F 10:00 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.
Daily Nutrition Program
M-F 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
Senior Line Dancing
M/W/F 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
M/TU/F 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
9:30 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
Club de Estambre
9:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
ADULT PROGRAMS The three McAllen Community Centers offer a number of programs for adults. Check with each center for more details. Registration fees vary per program.
PAINTING AND DRAWING
SENIOR MONTHLY TRIP
Everything you know about drawing and painting will be enhanced and nurtured to produce wonderful art. Our instructor will work with each student to ensure that every piece is a masterpiece.
Once a month, registered senior participants at the three community centers take a day trip. Participants may register at any of the three community centers. The date, time, and fee vary from month to month. There is limited space available. Please see community center newsletters for detailed information.
Program runs June 14 - August 13. FEE: Adults 50 Over - Cost of Materials Adults Under 50 - $38 PLACE: Lark Community Center DATES: Monday - Thursday TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CLASS #: 380400.05
COMPUTER CLASSES Become computer literate with our stepby-step computer classes. Participants will become more comfortable with the mouse and its uses, plus gain an overall knowledge of the system. FEE: $15.00/residents • $20.00/non-residents per session PLACE: Palm View Community Center TIME: Wednesdays • 6:00 - 8:30 p.m. DATE: Session 1 June 13 - July 1 370708.D1 Session 2 July 11 - July 29 470708.D1 Session 3 Aug 1 - Aug 19 570708.D1
SENIOR & ADULT PROGRAMS
SAFETY DRIVING REFRESHER COURSE During this one day course, refresh your driving skills and receive a certificate of completion. FEES: PLACE: DATE: TIME:
$12.00 for AARP Members $14.00 for Non Members Las Palmas Community Center 2nd & 3rd Monday of every month 3rd Tuesday of every month 1:00 - 5:00 p.m.
DANCE OF THE MONTH Come and dance to the sounds of a live Spanish Band every 3rd Wednesday of the month. Move and groove with new friends from throughout the Valley. FEE: PLACE: TIME: DATES:
$1.50 per person Las Palmas Community Center 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. June 15th July 20th August 17th
OPEN GYM Adults come join your peers in the fun of playing basketball or volleyball. No Fee PLACE: Palm View Community Center DATE: Monday & Wednesday (Adult Basketball) Tuesday (Adult Volleyball) Thursday (Adult Volleyball – If no league play) Saturday (Adult Basketball – If no special events) TIME: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Monday - Thursday 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Saturdays
SENIOR Volleyball Open Gym PLACE: DATE: TIME: FEE:
Las Palmas Community Center Wednesday 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. FREE
Latin Dance Burn calories while dancing Salsa and Merengue. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: Monday & Wednesday TIME: 6:30 pm – 7:15 pm FEE: $15 per month
Ceramics Create your own masterpiece to take home and display. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: Monday & Wednesday TIME: 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm FEE: Cost per piece
PLACE: Lark Community Center DATE: Saturday TIME: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
1900 Nolana • (956) 682-1564 • www.imasonline.org
FEES For All Sessions: McAllen Resident $45 • Non-Resident $65 DATES: Classes are held Tuesday through Friday. There is a maximum enrollment of 25 students per class. Session 1: Session 2: Session 3: Session 4:
June 7 – June 10 June 14 – June 17 June 21 – June 24 June 28 – July 1
Session 5: July 12 – July 15 Session 6: July 19 – July 22 Session 7: July 26 – July 29
Session 1: June 7 – June 10 TIME CLASS 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Art Attack 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Absurd Science 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mad Scientist 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. DuplicArt 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CSI: The Great Canvas Caper 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mad Scientists
AGE 6-7 6-7 8-9 8-9 10-12 10-12
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Session 2: June 14 – June 17 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Absurd Science 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Art Attack 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Big Arts from Small Parts 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Culture of the Rising Sun 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Culture of the Rising Sun 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Big Arts from Small Parts
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Session 3: June 21 – June 24 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Craft Creations 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Jurassic Explorers 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Straw, Sticks, and Bricks 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Mad Scientists 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mad Scientists 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Straw, Sticks, and Bricks
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Session 4: June 28 – July 1 9:00 -12:00 CSI: The Great Canvas Caper 12-15 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. iCan Podcast 12-15
Session 4: July 12 – July 15 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Jurassic Explorers 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Craft Creations 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. DuplicArt 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Big Arts from Small Parts 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CSI: The Great Canvas Cape 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Culture of the Rising Sun
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Session 5: July 19 – July 22 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Art Attack 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Jurassic Explorers 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Straw, Sticks, and Bricks 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Culture of the Rising Sun 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Big Arts from Small Parts 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Straw, Sticks, and Bricks
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Session 6: July 26 – July 29 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Absurd Science 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Craft Creations 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Mad Scientists 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Big Arts from Small Parts 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. CSI: The Great Canvas Caper 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Straw, Sticks, and Bricks
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Operation Imagination Operation Imagination is a summer camp at the International Museum of Art & Science (IMAS) that inspires, intrigues and delights children of all ages! Campers don’t even realize they are learning because they are having so much fun! Classes are held Tuesday through Friday, and each class has a maximum of 25 students. Our experienced Education staff will supervise and guide your child as he or she explores, creates, and learns. McAllen ISD provides breakfast and lunch for all students. We accept campers at 8:30 am for the morning classes and at 12:45 pm for the afternoon classes. Students in the afternoon classes are welcome to stay for supervised playtime from 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm in Rioscape or IMAS’s Children’s Discovery Pavilion. CLASS DESCRIPTIONS Art Attack (6-7 year olds): Come express yourself with color, music, shapes, paint, lines, and even shaving cream! Kids will be in for a mess of fun creating art that speaks to them and makes them dance! Craft Creations (6-7 year olds): Campers will have tons of fun making crafts like felt boards and superhero masks. They will be able to experiment with yarn, felt, markers, glue, grass, rocks and even candy! Absurd Science (6-7 year olds): Explore the fantastic wonders of science and perform amazing science tricks such as balloons that can’t pop, eggs that bounce, and fruit that provide electricity. Come make elephant toothpaste, lava lamps and a wild variety of wacky magic potions! Jurassic Explorers (6-7 year olds): Dinosaurs terrify,mystify and intrigue everyone. Join us to explore fossils, prehistoric animals, dino games, dino art, and learning how to dig for ancient clues! Straw, Sticks, and Bricks (8-9 & 10-12 year olds): Will you meet the challenge and design buildings that the big bad wolf can’t bring down? Come learn about all kinds of structures from treehouses to pyramids to sandcastles! Construct miniature buildings of your own design and replicas of famous structures by using surprising materials like popsicle sticks, marshmallows and twigs! DuplicArt (8-9 year olds): Have you ever liked your art so much that you wished you could make copies? Printmaking is exactly that - making copies or replicas of your creations. Campers will design their own stamps, play with inks, textures, and recycled materials, and learn to use cutting tools. “Culture of the Rising Sun” (8-9 & 10-12 year olds): Japan is halfway around the world and at IMAS East meets West! You will learn about everything from anime to zen gardens and sushi to samurai on your exciting trek across the globe. Big Arts from Small Parts (8-9 & 10-12 year olds): Come explore different art styles that each use small bits and pieces to create big works of art! Collages, mosaics, dots and more using fabric, paper, tiles, and beads. Mad Scientists (8-9 & 10-12 year olds): Explosions, Implosions, Rockets, and Tornados, Oh My!! Campers in this class will get crazy with science. But, be warned, you may go a little mad!!!! CSI: The Great Canvas Caper (12-15 & 10-12 year olds): We need your help! Someone has stolen a priceless piece of art and left a fake in its place at IMAS. We need your investigative skills to nab the criminal and figure out which piece of art belongs on display! “iCan Podcast” (12-15 year olds): You may be a teen but that doesn’t mean your voice shouldn’t be heard. Learn the ins and outs of podcasting with us and you will send your voice out to thousands. FEES AND REGISTRATION: Cost indicated is for one class during a designated session. Cost includes breakfast and lunch for all sessions. Unfortunately, there is no discount available to members of the museum. To register, please call McAllen Parks & Recreation at 956-681-3333.
PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: Monday – Friday, July 11 – 15 TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. FEE: $80 AGES: 4–7 CLASS #: 480946.L3
McAllen Public Library Summer Reading Program Kids Teens
“Dig Up a Good Book” Going Global, Staying Connected!
Register beginning June 6 at any McAllen Public Library location. Keep track of the book you read to win prizes! For more information contact your nearest library branch. Main Library: 601 N. Main Street • 956.688.3300 Lark Branch: 2601 Lark Ave • 956.688.3320 Palm View Branch: 3401 Jordan Ave • 956.688.3322 www.mcallenlibrary.net • www.facebook.com/mcallenlibrary www.twitter.com/mcallenlibrary
Main Library: Monday – Friday Tuesday & Thursday Palm View Branch: Tuesday – Saturday Lark Branch: Monday, Thursday, Friday Tuesday
1:00 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 11:00 a.m. 6:30 p.m.
Main Library Monday, Wednesday, Friday 2:00 p.m. Palm View Branch Monday & Tuesday 3:00 p.m. Lark Branch Monday & Tuesday 5:00 p.m.
LEGO LOGO Lego Logo brings young technicians into a creative, engineering environment. Not found in stores, the special Lego Logo kits provide extraordinary opportunities for the hands-on construction. Motivated by fun, creativity, and success, the young builder will expand knowledge of math, science, and technology in an exploratory hands-on cooperative environment. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: Monday – Friday, July 11 – 15 AGE: 8 – 12 FEE: $80 CLASS #: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 480946.L1 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. 480946.L2
Young girls graduate from playing dress up to designing their own fashions by using the same design principles used by professionals. Principles including basic sketching techniques, coordinating colors for the best effect, mixing textures and patterns for scale and perception, and cultural fashion history will be applied to each girl’s individual style and portfolio. No sewing in this class. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: Monday – Friday, July 11 – 15 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. AGES: 8 – 12 FEE: $80 CLASS #: 480966.L1
CAMP BARBIE You will have loads of fun helping Barbie learn the many things she needs to know to become a great girl. You and Barbie will have a great time learning to dress for the occasion, practicing good manners, making new friends, importance of school work, how to use money, dreaming of careers, attending social functions, hearing great stories, practicing talents, cooking tips, art and more! PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: Monday – Friday, July 11 – 15 TIME: 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. AGES: 4–8 FEE: $80 CLASS #: 480956.L1
Kindergarten Jumpstart Develop self esteem, confidence, and motivation to move forward in the reading experience. The literature of “Story Time” enhances auditory and comprehension skills. The emergent literacy books of “Interactive Reading Time” address visual discrimination through the introduction of small, controlled vocabulary. “Games Time” provides kinesthetic activity while enhancing visual and auditory skills as related to sound/symbol association, as well as the daily construction of manipulative take-home games. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: Monday – Friday, July 11 – 15 TIME: 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. AGES: 4–6 FEE: $80 CLASS #: 480936.L1
LEGO MANIA No builder can say “Lego my Lego!” when engaged in the creative activities of LEGO MANIA! “Zillions” of pieces ensure that there is always enough for everyone! This innovative program for Lego buffs provides opportunities for imagination.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of McAllen SUMMER CAMP DATE: Monday – Friday Session 1: June 6 – July 1 Session 2: July 5 – July 29
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Youth 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Teens Brand Unit 2620 W. Galveston (S. McAllen) • (956) 682-5791 Roney Center 4501 N. 34th Street (N. McAllen) •(956) 687-3910 Alton Unit 349 W. Dawes Alton, TX • (956) 432-0791 Quest Elementary 140001 Rooth Rd • (956) 773-8000 (Session 1 only)
Summer Camp at school sites Breakfast and Lunch will be provided at the mentioned sites. Bus vouchers available and scholarships are limited. For more information please call the Boys & Girls Club Main Office at (956)682-5791. DATE: Monday – Thursday June 6 - July 1 TIME: 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Juarez- Lincoln High School in La Joya Palmview High School in La Joya De Zavala Middle School in La Joya Seguin Elementary in McAllen Quest IDEA Academy McAllen jurisdiction Frontier Academy in Brownsville
McAllen Youth Soccer Association
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Soccer Camps PLACE: FEE: AGES: DATE:
Bicentennial Soccer Complex 2001 Fern Ave @ Bicentennial $60 4 – 9 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. 10 – 13 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Session 1: June 13 – June 17 Session 2: June 20 – June 24 Session 3: July 11 – July 15
Dynamo Youth Soccer Camp PLACE: FEE: AGES: DATE:
Bicentennial Soccer Complex 2001 Fern Ave @ Bicentennial $130 (ages 4 – 9) $150 (ages 10 – 18) 4 – 9 9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. 10 – 18 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Boys July 18 – July 21 Girls July 25 – July 28
SOUTHERN EXPOSURES Youth Nature Photo Contest Go outdoors this summer and photograph the WILD Rio Grande Valley!
ENTRY FEE: FREE DATE: June 6 - July 30 PRIZE: T-shirt for all entrants! AWARDS: August 18, 7 pm at Quinta Mazatlan. Featuring the youth images on a large screen with music! DIVISION I: 6 to 9 years of age DIVISION II: 10 to 13 years of age DIVISION III: 14 to 18 years of age CONTEST CATEGORIES: Birds, Mammals, Other Wildlife, Connecting People & Nature, Landscapes & Plant Life, Humor, Water Supports Wildlife, Digital Art Youth Photography Workshops throughout the summer. Visit www.quintamazatlan.com/ youthphotocontest.aspx to view the contest calendar, rules, and registration form.
YOUTH NATURE PHOTO WORKSHOPS With professional photographers and equipment provided, children will have the incredible opportunity to explore and photograph our natural wonders. Children are invited to submit their work in the Southern Exposures photo contest. Major sponsors include VLF, NANPA, ICF, Lone Star National Bank, Kirk Clark Chevrolet, Best Buy. Sponsored by Valley Land Fund through the generous support provided by the Robert L. Townsend Endowment Fund in association with Quinta Mazatlan and McAllen Parks & Recreation Department.
FUTURE EVENTS Folklorico Dance Camp It’s fun and fabulous! Try folklorico for a day and if you like it join us for the whole season Fall 2011. This one day dance camp is for everyone, whether your child is new, experienced, or just curious about the beautiful cultural Mexican dance of Folklorico. Noisy shoes required.
NOTE: Each participant will receive a sack lunch. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: Saturday, September 10 TIME: 8:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. AGES: 3 – 18 FEE: $10 early registration $15 late registration
DATE: Saturdays TIME: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm Ages 6 – 9 & 10 – 13 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Ages 14 – 18 FEE: $5 per workshop
DOGGIE DAY AT THE POOL It’s a fun swim party for you and your pooch! Bring your dog for a dip in the pool. Proofs of current vaccinations are required.
LOCATION: Los Encinos Pool, 3300 Sarah Ave. TIME: 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. ACTIVITY#: 750001.01 DATE: Saturday, September 10, 2011 FEE: $1.00 per dog (2 Dogs max per owner)
Halloween Festival Enjoy games, candy, prizes, a haunted house & more!
DATE: Monday, October 31 PLACE: Lark CC, Las Palmas CC and Palm View CC TIME: 5:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Kids Fishing Derby Test your skills to see who can land the biggest fish!
PLACE: TBA DATE: Saturday, November 5 • 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m. AGES: 4 - 13 FEE: $3 Early Registration $5 Late Registration
June 11 Nature Photography Basics Youngsters learn the basics of nature photography, from camera handling to creating a strong composition, lighting, perspective and other technical aspects. Part of the time is spent in the classroom and the other part, photographing outdoors on the grounds of Quinta Mazatlan. June 25 Photograph Landscapes and Waterscapes Learn how to photograph landscapes and waterscapes. Part of the time is spent in the classroom and the other part, photographing outdoors on the grounds of Quinta Mazatlan. July 9 Plants, Critters and People in Nature Learn how to photograph a plant, critter or water, and portray people in the natural world. Part of the time is spent in the classroom and the other part, photographing outdoors on the grounds of Quinta Mazatlan. July 23 Digital Art and Finding Humor in Nature Learn what you can do with the images you create, as well as how to discover, observe and photograph some of the funny things natural subjects do. Part of the time is spent in the classroom and the other part, photographing outdoors on the grounds of Quinta Mazatlan. July 30 How to Prepare Photos for the “Southern Exposures” Photo Contest Learn how to process and prepare your photos for entry in the “Southern Exposures” photo contest. This is a classroom session with a computer, and participants are asked to bring photos they intend to enter in the “Southern Exposures” photo contest.
INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP RUN Test your skills during the exciting 10-kilometer race beginning along the Rio Grande River at Anzalduas County Park. Ending at McAllen’s Los Encinos Park, winners in 13 age categories will receive custom trophies. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and finisher medal.
PLACE: Los Encinos Park DATE: Sunday, November 20, 2011 START TIME: 8:00 a.m. AGES: Kids & Adults FEE: $5 Kids 2K $10 (by 11/12/11) $15 (by 11/19/11) No day of race registration Division Men’s Women’s
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Division Boy’s Girl’s
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McALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT 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.
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Promote environmental conservation, eco and cultural tourism and socially oriented special events.
The Parks and Recreation Department provides three ways to register for the McFun 2011 Program.
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.
MAIL-IN REGISTRATION Complete the registration form at the center of this brochure and mail it to the Parks and Recreation Department. Mail-in registration must be received at the Parks and Recreation Office no later than Friday, May 27, 2011 for June classes, and Friday, June 24, 2011 for July classes. Please make checks payable to the City of McAllen.
WALK-IN REGISTRATION Walk-in registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis, pending space availability, Monday through Friday, at Las Palmas Community Center (1921 N. 25th St.) and Monday through Saturday at the Lark (2601 Lark Ave.) and Palm View (3401 Jordan Rd.) Community Centers during normal business hours, beginning May 9th through August 5th, from 9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. & Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.**No walk-in registration will be accepted at the Parks and Recreation Office on Ware Road. Registration will not be accepted at program sites. You must pre-register. You may be asked for a proof of residency.
ONLINE REGISTRATION You may register on the Internet beginning May 9, 2011. Look for the registration link on the City of McAllen website at http://parks.mcallen. net, or go directly to our registration site at https://webtrac.mcallen. net. 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 registration payments must be made with a Visa or MasterCard.
AVOID LONG LINES! USE THE EASY MAIL-IN OR ONLINE REGISTRATION. 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.
REFUNDS AND 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 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. REFUNDS for classes will be allowed only prior to the third class meeting and will carry a $5 fee per class. Requests for transfers and refunds must be in writing. Some of our programs, such as Adult Leagues 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.
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. Contact Rosemary Fuentes, Lark Community Center Manager, at (956) 681-3340 for complete details on the Special Needs Program.
City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Walk Across McAllen Get up and go outside! Explore McAllen’s great outdoors with a variety of fun, family friendly events scheduled throughout the entire summer!
“Let’s GO!” Outside
Happy Birthday Fun Walk
The Great Skate
Palm View CC
Olympic Day 2011
Palm View Golf Course
Bicentennial Family Biathlon Municipal Pool
Family Nature Hike
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON EACH EVENT CAN BE FOUND AT: