McALLEN PARKS AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT REGISTRATION POLICIES
DIRECTORY OFFICES & SITES
REGISTRATION Walk-in registration will be taken on a first come, first served basis, pending space availability. Register in person at Las Palmas Community Center (1921 N. 25th St.), Lark Community Center (2601 Lark Ave.) and Palm View Community Center (3401 Jordan Rd.) during normal business hours. Walk-in registration is not accepted at the Parks and Recreation Administration Office located on Ware Road. Advance Registration Required. We accept cash, check, Visa or Mastercard. Register online at https:// webtrac.mcallen.net. Visa and Mastercard. are accepted forms of payment online. 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 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. 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. Refunds will take 30 to 60 days to process.
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.
McAllen Parks & Recreation Department 1000 S. Ware Road (956) 681-3333 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 Drive
McAllen Convention Center 700 Convention Center Blvd.
International Museum of Arts & Science 1900 Nolana (956) 682-1564 McAllen Memorial Library 4100 N. 23rd Street
Palm View Golf Course 2701 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
CITY OF McALLEN ELECTED OFFICIALS
McAllen Chamber of Commerce 1200 Ash Avenue
Richard Cortez, Mayor Hilda Salinas , Mayor Pro-Tem & Commissioner District 3 Aida Ramirez, Mayor Pro-Tem & Commissioner District 4 Scott Crane, Commissioner District 1 John Ingram, Commissioner District 5 Marcus Barrera, Commissioner District 2 Jim Darling, Commissioner District 6
PARKS AND RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD Brian Lewis, Chair Joe Brown, Vice Chair
Rolando Ayala Veronica Galligan Joe (Jose G) Gonzalez Kay Jancik
Raymond Moreno Jim Ramon Donna Rodriguez Armando Salinas
Floyd Seale Morgan Talbot Mark Wilkins
PARKS AND RECREATION STAFF Administration Director, Sally Gavlik Management Assistant, Shane Stockton Supervisor of Accounts, Gracie Garza Recreation Deputy Director, Mike Hernandez Superintendent of Recreation, Rick Krauss Superintendent of Athletics, Victor Ayala Aquatics Coordinator, Kate Ferguson Marketing & Events Coordinator, Leslie A. Howland Operations Deputy Director, Dave Melaas Horticulture Manager, Brad Bentsen Interim Park Manager, Jesse Ybarra Water Manager, Robert Duran Superintendent of Building Maintenance, Richard Martinez
Lark Community Center Manager, Rosemary Fuentes Supervisor of Recreation, Denny A. Meline Las Palmas Community Center Manager, Samm Mercado Supervisor of Recreation, Sarai Garcia Palm View Community Center Manager, Ana Romero Supervisor of Recreation, Wayne Carter Quinta Mazatlan Manager, Colleen Hook Supervisor of Recreation, Christine Williams TOWN LAKE AT FIREMENâ€™s PARK Supervisor of Recreation, Assalia Belmares
McAllen Independent School District 2000 N. 23rd Street (956) 618-6000 Metro McAllen 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
Donâ€™t miss your chance to be a part of the McFun! We are now accepting sponsorships for the McAllen Recreation Activity Guide. Sponsors receive a free ad space. Accepting sponsorships for spring, summer and fall editions. For more information on sponsorship levels, availability and discount offers contact Leslie Howland at 956.681.3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TOWN LAKE AT FIREMENS PARK PICNIC & PADDLE BOAT RIDES
Wind down the week, reconnect with nature, or create a special moment with a loved one by joining us on a leisurely paddle through the 3 acre town lake. Paddle ride includes a short interpretive tour where you can discover the birds, fish and insects that inhabit our neighborhood park. Riders may snack on the water, or bring a simple to lavish picnic lunch to enjoy on land. Notice: No
alcohol is permitted on the grounds. Picnic blankets are available for rental, but limited. Concession snacks may be purchased inside the H20 Hut. DATE: Sundays, (1st & 3rd week Feb. - May) TIME: 2:00 - 3:00 p.m. AGE: All Ages – Only ages 5 years and up for paddle boats rides FEE: $7 per person; Space is limited & advanced registration is required. FAMILY FISH CAMP with Fishing’s Future
It’s time for some fishing fun! Parents and kids will enjoy a day of learning the skills and methods to reel in their catch. Learn about knots, lure, rods, reels and fishing techniques as well as water and outdoor safety. Families with all levels of knowledge and skill are welcome to attend.
DATE: Saturday, April 6 TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. FEE: FREE! Space is limited & advanced registration is required. #150300.01 OUTDOOR COOKING CLASS
Learn a unique and fun way to prepare delicious meals and desserts. See how easy it is to prepare crowd-pleasing meals around the campfire and at home with Chef Mark Deckard. Mark will share with you his favorite recipes and hints for a successful meal every time. You’ll even enjoy sampling the menu!
DATE: Saturday (Jan. 5, Feb. 2, Mar. 2) TIME: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 p.m. AGE: Adults and Seniors FEE: $7 per person #150200.01 Farmers Marketh Camp
Sponsored by the Hidalgo County Texas AgriLife Extension Office. Purchase a variety of fresh seasonal fruits and vegetables from local growers and farms.
DATE: Saturdays (January - June) TIME: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. FEE: Prices for products and produce vary.
Here’s a unqiue way to entertain guests, kids or friends. Rent a kayak, canoe or pedal boat and enjoy the view from Town Lake. Witness a variety of wildlife, fish or just enjoy the scenery. DATE: Saturday & Sunday TIME: 12:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. FEE: Per person ages 7 & over $7 - 30 minute ride OR $10 -1 hour ride AGE: 6 years & Under ride FREE. Youth ages 15 & under must be accompanied by an adult. Availability • Kayak - Single & Double riders • Canoes - 3 people maximum; Total passenger weight under 250 lbs. • Pedal Boat - 4 people maximum; Total passenger weight under 300 lbs. Rental Policies • All watercraft rentals include life jacket and oar • Life jackets must be worn by passengers at all times • A valid Driver’s License is required for all rentals • Participation waiver must be signed and approved by rental manager for all riders. FISHING GUIDELINES All persons over 17 years of age must have a current Texas Freshwater Fishing License. Fishing is catch and release only. No casting nets or trout lines allowed. BOATING GUIDELINES No motorized boats permitted. Personal canoes and kayaks are allowed. Persons in canoes or kayaks must wear a life jacket at all times. RENTAL INFORMATION Pavilion area is available to rent for birthday parties, family reunions and corporate functions. For more information contact the McAllen Parks and Recreation Administration Office at 956.681.3333.
Let your little girl be the star at this red carpet event!
SPRING BREAK CAMP This camp will offer a week full of games, sports, arts and crafts and loads of fun. Experience fun-filled spring break with arts & crafts, games and sports. Campers should bring a sack lunch and a drink to camp each day. DATE: Monday - Friday (March 11 - 15) TIME: FULL DAY 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. HALF AM 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HALF PM 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. AGE: 5 - 12 FEE: FULL $60 Resident/$120 Non-Resident HALF $30 Resident/$60 Non-Resident AGE 5-6 7-8 9 - 12
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POOLS GONE WILD! A fun twist to public swim! Enjoy music, games and contests throughout Spring Break. DATE: March 9 – March 17 TIME: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool FEE: $2.50 per person CAMP CASCADE Explore a variety of activities including canoeing, snorkeling, advanced swimming, diving and water safety skills. You’ll also get to learn outdoor sports, such as volleyball, diving and much more! PREREQUISITE: Swimming ability required. DATE: March 11-15 (Monday – Friday) TIME: 8:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Cascade Pool AGE: 8-15 years FEE: $35 Resident/ $50 Non-Resident Activity# 140956.01 CAMP CASCADE CAMP OUT Get ready for an overnight camping adventure! Kids will experience traditional outdoor camping activities including canoeing, kayaking, camp set-up, games & more! DATE: March 16 - 17 TIME: 12:00 p.m. Saturday to 12:00 p.m. Sunday PLACE: Firemen’s Park /Pavilion AGE: 8-15 years FEE: $25 per person Activity# 140957.01 5
Celebrate the wonders of planet earth at McAllenâ€™s Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 20, 2013 - 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. - Quinta Mazatlan Admission $1 Children & $2 Adults
Celebrate your 15th birthday without all the hassle of spending hundreds of dollars and countless hours of planning. Our annual Miss Quince event provides invitations and a 5X7 photo for each birthday boy or girl. Your special guests will enjoy spectacularly decorated Magical Butterfly themed party space, dinner and dessert. Space limited and advance reservations required.
ATHLETICS PITCH, HIT & RUN
RUN WILD 5K
This is the official youth skills competition of Major League Baseball. Boys and girls compete separately in several age groups. Skills include pitching, hitting and running. Winners will advance to sectional competition at a later date.
Here’s your chance to run wild! Held in conjunction with the Vida Verde Festival, experience a unique and memorable run celebrating Earth Day!
DATE: Saturday, April 27 TIME: 9:00 a.m. PLACE: West Side Park 1000 S. Ware Rd. AGE: Boys & Girls 7-14 years FEE: FREE! Activity# 150011.13
DATE: Saturday, April 20 TIME: 7:30 a.m. Start PLACE: Quinta Mazatlan 600 Sunset Drive AGE: All ages FEE: $15 Advance $20 On-Site Activity# 35513.W1 T-Shirts to the first 200 registered participants!
The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation Department athletic leagues play under the rules and regulations of the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) and the Texas Amateur Athletic Federation (TAAF). Adult league registration is accepted on a first-come, first-served basis in person from February 4 - 6 from 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Palm View Community Center located at 3401 Jordan Rd. ADULT A.S.A. SOFTBALL LEAGUE Divisions: B, C, D, E, Co-Rec, Women’s Slow Pitch AGE: No younger than 18 as of the first day of play DATE: Monday - Friday, Feb. 18 - Apr. 26 TIME: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. PLACE: Westside Softball Complex, 1000 S. Ware Rd FEE: $350 per team MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Palm View Community Center on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m. ADULT INDOOR VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE Divisions: Co-Ed Recreational and Co-Ed Competitive AGE: No younger than 18 as of the first day of play DATE: Feb. 21 - Apr. 25 TIME: 7:00 p.m. , 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd. FEE: $225 per team MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Palm View Community Center on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 p.m.
ADULT KICKBALL LEAGUE Divisions: Co-Rec AGE: No younger than 18 as of the first day play DATE: Feb. 20 - Apr. 24 TIME: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m., 9:00 p.m. & 10:00 p.m. PLACE: Los Encinos Park, 2900 Sarah Ave. FEE: $225 per team MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Palm View Community Center on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7:00 p.m.
ADULT BASKETBALL LEAGUE Divisions: Men’s Open, Men’s Recreational, Men’s 45 and Over AGE No younger than 18 of the first day of play DATE: Feb. 19 - Apr. 23 TIME: 7:00 p.m., 8:00 p.m. & 9:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. Palm View Community Ctr, 3401 Jordan Rd FEE: $275 per team MANDATORY MANAGER MEETING: Lark Community Center on Tuesday,Feb. 12 at 7:00 p.m.
YOUTH SPORTS TINY TOTS - LET’S MOVE Introduce your child to fun songs while encouraging them to move to the beat and play with other kids! Develop new skills and self confidence together with music & movement. dAte:
monday & Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. 2 years 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 3 - 4 years pLAce: palm View community center 3401 Jordan rd. Fee: $28 resident/ $33 non-resident AGe: 2 yr. 3-4
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ZUMBA KIDZ** Explore the world of dance and fitness. A fusion of Latin dance and aerobic exercise, Zumba Kids encourages children to incorporate exercise into their daily life while promoting strong bodies and weight management. dAte: time: pLAce: AGe: Fee:
tuesday & thursday 5:15 - 6:00 p.m. Lark community center, 2601 Lark Ave. 4 - 12 $38 per 4 - week session
session1: January 7 - 31 session 2: February 4 - 28 session 3: march 4 - 29 session 4: April 1 - 26 session 5: may 6 - 31
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VOLLEYBALL SKILLS AND DRILLS Improve your volleyball skills and stay fit with instruction and drills in setting, passing, serving and spiking. Learn and develop the skills to play recreationally or competitive in a relaxed, fun co-ed volleyball class. BASiC & ADVAnCED COnDiTiOninG dAte: mondays & Wednesdays time: 6:00 to 7:30 p.m. pLAce: Lark community center AGe: 7 & up Fee: $50 per session session 1: January 7 – 30 182012.01 session 2: February 4 – 27 182012.02 session 3: mar. 4 – Apr. 3* 182012.03 session 4: Apr. 8 – may 1 182012.04 session 5: may 6 – 29 182012.05 *class will not meet during spring Break BASiC & ADVAnCED COnDiTiOninG dAte: mondays and Wednesdays time: 7:30 - 8:15 p.m. pLAce: Lark community center AGe: 7 & up Fee: $30 per session session 1: Jan. 7 – Jan. 30 182013.01 session 2: Feb. 4 – Feb. 27 182013.02 session 3: mar. 4 – Apr. 3* 182013.03 session 4: Apr. 8 – may 1 182013.04 session 5: may 6 – may 29 182013.05 *class will not meet during spring Break
YOUTH & FAMILY VOLLEYBALL CAMPS Opportunity for parents and students to learn and develop together specific skills, techniques and physical fitness. Provides quality time for a positive interaction with your child promoting a healthy mind & lifestyle. dAte: time: pLAce: AGe: Fee:
saturdays 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lark community center, 2601 Lark Ave. 7 & up $25 residents / $28 non-residents
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FAMiLy Feb. 23 Basic skills may 4 Basic skills
VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT “YOUTH EMPOWERMENT” Put your bump, set and spike skills to the test! dAte: time: pLAce: AGe: Fee:
saturday & sunday, April 27- 28 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Lark community center 8-10 (co-ed) & 11-13 $120 per team 182011.01 (maximum of 12 members per team) registration deadline march 23, 2013 coach’s meeting April 22, 2013
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BASKETBALL SKILLS CLINIC Designed to help young players develop their athletic skills, participants will learn game concepts at all levels, from beginner to advanced. Clinic focuses on fundamental and advanced manuevers such as, ball handling, footwork, shot selection, shooting, proper passing and post play to develop game skills. Designed to help athletes improve their skills and develop their talents.
monday & Wednesday 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. Beginner 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Advanced pLAce: Lark community center, 2601 Lark Ave AGe: 7 - 18 Fee: $250 per per session or $35 per class BEGINNER session 1: Feb. 11 - mar. 13 session 2: mar. 18 - Apr. 17 session 3: Apr. 29 - may 29 one class: Feb 11 - may 29
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ADVANCED session 1: Feb. 11 - mar. 13 session 2: mar. 18 - Apr. 17 session 3: Apr. 29 - may 29 one class: Feb 11 - may 29
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Keith Simpson is a San Antonio native where he was a all-star high school basketball player. He earned an athletic scholarship to Texas A&M International University in Laredo. He was an original member of the RGV Silverados basketball team and member of the ABA League Champions SouthEast Texas Mavericks. He has also played professionally in China. Awards/ Achievements: High School All-City and All-District Player 2001, McDonalds AllAmerican Honorable Mention 2001, NJCAA All-Conference and All-Region 2003, NAIA All-Conference and All-Region 2005, NAIA Honorable Mention All-American 2005, ABA All-Star Game 2009, ABA All-Star MVP 2009, All-ABA Honorable Mention 2009, All ABA Team 2009, All-South Division 2009, ABA Champion 2010
YOUTH EVENING CLASSES CLASS DATES SESSION 1 Session 2
February 4 - March 8 March 18 - April 19
CLASS FEES 30 minute 45 minute 60 minute
$18 Resident/ $23 Non-Resident $23 Resident/ $28 Non-Resident $28 Resident/ $33 Non-Resident
Class Locations LPCC
Las Palmas Community Center 1921 N. 25th Street PVCC Palm View Community Center 3401 Jordan Rd LCC Lark Community Center 2601 Lark Ave.
CLASS Descriptions BALLET - Intro to graceful art form of ballet. Learn positions, balance and coordination. BEGINNER GUITAR - Perfect for the beginner player. Learn basic skills to create music. CHEERLEADING - Intro to various cheer skills & techniques. Includes cheers, jumps, stunts & dances. FAMILY LINE DANCE - Parents and kids will learn fun, popular family line dances. Show off your new skills. FOLKLORICO - Intro to the traditional art form of regional Mexican dancing. HANDS ON ART - Use your hands to create various one of a kind art projects. DRAWING - Learn a variety of basic drawing skills. Includes sketching figues & shapes. HIP HOP - Learn to rock to the beats with cool routines and popular moves. JAZZ - Move and groove to popular music. KIDS DRAMA - Introduces acting concepts, skills and performance techniques. KIDS ALL SPORTS - Get ready to learn a variety of sports including basketball, football, soccer and baseball. MAT-CERCISE - Learn basic tumbling skills including forward rolls, tiny toe touches and proper stretching. MINI-MASTERPIECES - Work with a variety of materials from paint to beads and create your own unique art by hand to take home. PAINTING - Use a variety of art media to create your very own masterpiece. Learn basic perspectives of color and dimension. PEP SQUAD - Show your team spirit learning basic cheer skills and techniques. SCIENCE FUNOMENON - Learn cool science tricks. SOCCER SKILLS - Learn valuable skills to excel. Learn fundamental skills and drills. SPIRIT ANGELS - An intro to cheerleading techniques including jumps, cheers, and great dances. TWINKLE TOES - Learn the basic steps of ballet. URBAN STEPZ - Learn basic jazz and hip-hop moves to today’s latest hip hop hits.
PLACE DaY Age
Hands on Art
LPCC M & W 3 - 6
Session 1 Session 2
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. R $18 NR $23 190227.01 190227.02
7 - 12 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. R $23 NR $28 190228.01 190228.02
LPCC T & TH 3 - 6
6:05 - 6:35 p.m. R $18 NR $23 190222.01 190222.02
LPCC T & TH 3 - 6
6:40 - 7:10 p.m. R $18 NR $23 190032.01 190032.02
LPCC T & TH 3 - 6
5:30 – 6:00 p.m. R $18 NR $23 190042.01 190042.02
7 - 13 6:15 - 7:00 p.m. R $23 NR $28 190043.01 190043.02
LPCC T & TH 7 - 13 5:30 - 6:15 p.m. R $23 NR $28 190026.01 190026.02
LPCC T & TH 5 - 6
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LPCC M & W 5 - 8
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Family Line Dance LPCC M & W 5 - 8
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Kids All Sports PVCC Monday 3 - 4
5:30 - 6:30 p.m. R $28 NR $33 170322.01 170322.02
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7 - 9
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Mini-Masterpieces PVCC M & W 3 - 4
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. R $18 NR $23 170227.01 170227.02
5 - 6
6:30 - 7:00 p.m. R $18 NR $23 170228.01 170228.02
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Mat-Cercise PVCC M & W 3 - 4
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Urban Stepz PVCC M & W 3 - 4
5:30 - 6:00 p.m. R $18 NR $23 170052.01 170052.02
5 - 6
6:00 - 6:30 p.m. R $18 NR $23 170053.01 170053.02
7 - 10 6:30 - 7:15 p.m. R $23 NR $28 170054.01 170054.02
11 - 13 7:15 - 8:00 p.m. R $23 NR $28 170055.01 170055.02
Twinkle Toes PVCC T & TH 2 years 5:30 - 6:00 p.m. R $18 NR $23 170032.01 170032.02
2 years 6:00 - 6:30 p.m. R $18 NR $23 170033.01 170033.02
3 - 4
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3 - 4
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5 - 6
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Spirit Angels PVCC T & TH 3 - 4
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LCC T & TH 3 - 4
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5 - 6
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LCC M & W 3 - 4
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7 & Up 7:00 - 7:45 p.m. R $23 NR $28 180019.01 180019.02
LCC M & W 5 - 6
LCC T & TH 5 - 6
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7 & Up 6:45 - 7:45 p.m. R $28 NR $33 180214.01 180214.02 6:00 - 6:45 p.m. R $23 NR $28 180223.01 180223.02
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YOUTH PROGRAMS Learn, Grow & PLay This enrichment program is designed to create a positive lifestyle and special connection with your child. During each class, parents are given creative ideas and insight into their child’s development. Un programa extraordinario y súper divertido de enriquecimiento familiar que promueve un estilo positivo de vida y sobre todo una conexión especial con su hijo/hija. Los padres recibirán en cada sesión ideas para la creatividad y entendimiento del desarrollo de su hijo. Este programa familiar estimula el balance del cuerpo, mente y el espíritu a través de la música y movimiento. DATE: Tuesdays TIME: 5:30 – 6:15 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGE: 2 to 5 FEE: $40 per session (Material Additional Cost) Session 1: January 9 – 30 Session 2: February 6 – 27 Session 3: March 6 – 27 Session 4: April 10 – May 1 Session 5: May 8 – 29
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SPRING BREAK CAMP This camp will offer a week full of games, sports, arts and crafts and loads of fun. Campers should bring a sack lunch each day and a drink. Experience fun-filled winter break with arts & crafts, games and sports. DATE: Monday - Friday (March 11 - 15) TIME: FULL DAY 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. HALF AM 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. HALF PM 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. AGE: 5 - 12 FEE: FULL $60 Resident/$120 Non-Resident HALF $30 Resident/$60 Non-Resident AGE 5 - 6 7 - 8 9 - 12
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**SORRY NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS FOR THIS CLASS
LEARN Spanish and German as a Second Language Beginner Spanish DATE: Monday TIME: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. AGE: 7 & up FEE: $55 per session Session 1: January 7 - 28 Session 2: February 4 - 25 Session 3: March 4 - Apr. 1* Session 4: April 8 - 29 Session 5: May 6 - 27 *(Excluding Spring Break)
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Beginner German DATE: Wednesday TIME: 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGE: 7 & up FEE: $65 per session Session 1: Jan. 9 – Jan. 30 Session 2: Feb. 6 – Feb. 27 Session 3: Mar. 6 – Apr. 3* Session 4: Apr. 10 – May 1 Session 5: May 8 – May 29 *(Excluding Spring Break)
DATE: Tuesday & Thurday TIME: 4:00 - 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. AGE: 6 & Up FEE: $150 per session Session1: January 7 - 31 Session 2: February 4 - 28 Session 3: March 4 - 29 Session 4: April 1 - 26 Session 5: May 6 - 31
Advanced Spanish DATE: Tuesday TIME: 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center AGE: 7 & up Fees: $55 per session Session 1: Jan. 7 – Jan. 28 Session 2: Feb. 4 – Feb. 25 Session 3: Mar. 4 – Apr. 1* Session 4: Apr. 8 – Apr. 29 Session 5: May 6 – May 27 *(Excluding Spring Break)
Chinese Language** Did you know that Mandarin is the most widely spoken form of Chinese? Chinese language has more native speakers than any other languages. Chinese language (Mandarin Chinese) is one of the six official languages used by the United Nations.
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KIDS IN THE KITCHEN “Get Fooducated™” to make better choices that will positively affect your life & health. Participants will learn how to read a label, make a grocery list, shop for healthy foods and at the end learn how to create a snack that is healthy and nutritious at a low cost! DATE: Saturday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. AGE: 4-17 FEE: $35 per session
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Session 1: Jan. 8 – Feb. 12 Session 2: Mar. 5 – Apr. 9 Session 3: Mar. 4 – Mar. 29 Session 4: Apr. 1 – Apr. 26 Session 5: May 6 – May 31
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TEEN PROGRAMS EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS FOR TEENS This educational program is designed by Dr. Chavez to guide parents, students and tutors regarding the process of self- and career development, providing an opportunity to discuss relevant issues, i.e. family communication, mental health, personal and vocational development for school success. In this course parents will discuss how to identify and promote career development issues, i.e. Self-Concept, Teamwork, Vocational Identity, etc. Este programa educativo está diseñado para guiar a padres y tutores en el proceso de desarrollo personal y de carrera, ofreciéndoles una oportunidad para discutir temas relevantes como comunicación familiar, salud mental, desarrollo personal y vocacional para el éxito personal y académico de sus hijos. En este curso cada padre podrá discutir las posibles maneras de identificar y promover aspectos del desarrollo de carrera, por ejemplo: Auto-concepto, Trabajo en equipo, Identidad Vocacional, etc. dAte: time: pLAce: AGes: Fee:
Friday 2:00 – 2:50 p.m. Lark community center parents, tutors and students 14 and up $38 per session
TEEN TIME Are you in Middle School or High School? Want to meet other teens with your same interests? Participate in sports, creative activities, dances, games, arts and crafts. You can even get help with homework. dAte: monday-thursday 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. Friday 3:30 - 5:00 p.m. pLAce: palm View community center 3401 Jordan rd. AGe: 6th grade – 16 years Fee: Free 170960.13
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session 1: Jan.11 – Feb. 1 182018.01 session 2: Feb.8 – mar. 1 182018.02 session 3: mar. 8 – Apr. 5* 182018.03 session 4: Apr. 12 – may 3 182018.04 *class will not meet during spring Break THE POSITIVE SIDE OF CONFLICT INTERACTIVE WORKSHOP Perfect for the parents of teenagers, gain a greater understanding of conflict and help lead your teen to effectively manage situations in their lives. Opportunities will be available to share concerns and ask specific questions. dAte: saturday time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. pLAce: Lark community center 2601 Lark Ave.
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MIS QUINCE - MY 15 Celebrate your 15th birthday without all the hassleof spending hundreds of dollars and countless hours of planning. Our annual Miss Quince event provides invitations and a 5X7 photo for each birthday boy or girl. Your special guests will enjoy spectacularly decorated Magical Butterfly themed party space, dinner and dessert. Space limited and advance reservations required. dAte: April 27, 2012 AGes: 14 to 16 years time: dinner 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. dance 8:00 - midnight pLAce: palm View community center, 3401 Jordan Fee: $80.00 includes Quinceanera and 10 guests Additional guests up to 10 max ($10 each)
AQUATIC PROGRAMS SPRING T.A.A.F. SWIM TEAM
Participants must be at least 5 years old and are required to swim 25 yards continuously.This is a competitive swim team for the City of McAllen. Athletes will train for summer swim meets and state competition if they qualify. dAte: pLAce: Fee: time:
monday – thursday (may 6 – 30) Boys club pool $25 resident/ $30 non-resident red Group 5:00 – 6:00 p.m. White Group 6:00 – 7:00 p.m. sharks Group 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. ActiVitY#140966.01
pArticipAnt eVALuAtions dAte: may 1 – 3 (Wednesday – Friday) time: 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. pLAce: Boys club pool
McALLEN MAKOS SWIM TEAM
This is a non-competitive swim team; focusing on technique and conditioning. Participants must be at least 5 years old and are required to swim 25 yards continuously. To determine levels, all new participants must be present at try-outs. pLAce: Boys & Girls club pool 617 s. 27th street. AGe: 5 years & up Fee: $20 resident $30 non-resident
dAte: monday, Wednesday & Friday time: 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. Beginner 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. intermediate 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. Advanced
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pArticipAnt eVALuAtions time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. pLAce: Boys club pool session 1: February 16 session 2: march 9 session 3: April 6
Designed to introduce young athletes to multi-sport training in a positive and fun environment. Cycling, swimming, and running techniques will be taught to athletes as well as transition techniques. Call Aquatics at (956) 681-3333 for more information on available sessions.
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 (little swimmers) allowed. Children age 3 and under are free with an adult. MUNICIPAL SWIMMING POOL BEGinS APRiL 13 dAte: saturday & sunday time: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fee: $2.50 per person LOS ENCINOS SWIMMING POOL BEGinS MAy 4 dAte: saturday & sunday time: 1:00 – 6:00 p.m. Fee: $1.25 per person
Available for those who want to exercise and swim at their own pace. Admission is $1 per person per day. Seasonal swim passes available for $85 per person. MORNING LAPS dAte: monday - Friday time: 5:00 - 7:00 a.m. pLAce: municipal swimming pool
EVENING LAPS dAte: monday - Friday time: 7:45 - 9:30 p.m. pLAce: nikki rowe High school natatorium
NOON LAPS dAte: monday - Friday time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. pLAce: municipal swimming pool
dAte: tuesday & thursday time: 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. pLAce: Boys club pool
WEEKEND LAPS dAte: saturday & sunday (through April 12) time: 10:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. pLAce: muncipal swimming pool
dAte: saturday & sunday (beginning April 13) time: 9:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. pLAce: muncipal swimming pool
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. dAte: tuesday & thursday pLAce: nikki rowe natatorium time: 7:15 - 8:15 p.m. 2101 n. Ware rd. Fee: $1 per person
LEARN TO SWIM GUS & GOLDIE LEARN TO SWIM PROGRAM Join Gus & Goldie to learn important water safety skills. each participant will receieve an official Gus & Goldie t-shirt and certificate of achievement. Advance registration is required and space is limited.
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.
PARENT & BABY INFANT (6-18 monTHS) designed to teach parents how to work safely and effectively with their infant to 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.
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.
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.
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.
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. DATE: April 15 – 25 (Monday-Thursday) PLACE: Municipal Swimming Pool FEE: $25 Resident/ $35 Non-Resident
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 COURSE
Interested in a great summer job or challenging career as a professional lifeguard? 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.
PARENT & BABY INFANT Class 1: 6:10 p.m. – 6:40 p.m
PARENT & BABY TODDLER Class 1: 6:10 p.m. – 6:40 p.m.
PRESCHOOL Class 1: 6:10 p.m. – 6:40 p.m. Class 2: 6:50 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. Class 3: 7:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
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YOUTH Class 1: 6:00 p.m. – 6:40 p.m. Class 2: 6:50 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. Class 3: 7:40 p.m. – 8:20 p.m.
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thursday & Friday 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. saturday & sunday 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. pLAce: Boys club pool AGe: 15 years & 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.
ADULT & TEEN Class 1: 6:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
HOME SCHOOL LESSONS
The perfect physical education & fitness addition to your home-school curriculum. Students are divided in to swim groups according to their skill levels. Contact the Aquatics Superintendent at 956.681.3333 for more information on scheduling classes for your group.
GUS & GOLDIE LEARN-TO-SWIM PROGRAM PROUD SPONSORS
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:
session 1: march 7-10 session 2: march 14 - 17 session 3: April 11- 14 session 4: April 18 - 21 session 5: April 25 - 28 session 6: may 2 - 5
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NATURE PROGRAMS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC Tuesday through Saturday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Thursday Nights open until dark
QuinTA MAzATLAn McAllen Wing of the World Birding Center
DIREC TIONS: Take Exp. 83 to 10th St. Travel South on 10th St. Turn East on Sunset (Hotel on corner). Proceed along Sunset to Quinta Mazatlan. Parking outside gates.
600 Sunset Drive in McAllen • 956.681.3370 www.quintamazatlan.com
CHILDREN’S PROGRAMS WILD THINGS SERIES Scouts and Youth Groups are invited to enjoy a hands-on program including classroom investigations, eco-art and trail adventures. dAte: 4th saturday of the month time: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Fee: $5 per student (includes supplies) If a scout, program provides opportunities to meet merit badge requirements! WinTEr WiLD THingS Jan. 26 high-tech Treasure hunt: geocaching explore the forest and search for hidden treasures using a Gps system. (Ages 11 - 18) ActiVitY# 160400.10 Feb. 23 Love water - explore ponds and create your own waterscape (Ages 7 - 10) ActiVitY# 160400.11 SPring WiLD THingS Mar. 23 Amazing Daisy - earn your first daisy petals, learn about plants and make new friendships. (Ages 5 - 6) ActiVitY# 160400.12 Apr. 27 wild in the woods - Learn to live in the thornforest filled with wildlife (All ages) ActiVitY# 160400.13
SCHOOL SCIENCE SERIES Educational programming for specific grade levels designed to meet TEKS Science and Social Study objectives. Learn more about our unique habitat in South Texas by studying the flora and fauna. Bring lunch to picnic on the Discovery Center patio following the program. AGes: dAtes: time: Fee:
Kinder and up (max 60 students per tour) thursdays and Fridays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. $5 per student (teachers & parents free!) Advance registration, payment & preparation required!
pre-K: nature treasure Hunt Kinder: using our senses to explore the outdoors 1st Grade: exploring Living and non-living things 2nd Grade: Budding Botanist 3rd Grade: Adaptations everywhere 4th Grade: exploring soil to Leaves 5th Grade: Let’s explore as an ornithologist 5th Grade: pond & Beyond 6th & 7th: investigating environment interactions 8th Grade: exploring Your Home Biome up to 5th: endangered species of texas
SCOUT PROGRAMS Explore and investigate habitat and wildlife to meet the needs of merit badge requirements. Scouts will also create fun eco-projects, listen to stories and complete interactive activities. AGes: dAtes: time: Fee:
6 and up saturdays 3 hour programs-call for reservations $5 per scout Advance registration, payment & preparation required!
girL SCoUT BaDgES daisy: Learning petals Brownie: eco-explorer & Listening to the past Junior: earth connections & Wildlife cadette & senior: Wings over the Valley Junior, cadette & senior: High-tech treasure Hunt BoY SCoUT BaDgES Webelos: Forester & naturalist Boy scouts: Bird study & High-tech treasure Hunt
Celebrate the wonders of planet earth at McAllen’s Earth Day Festival Saturday, April 20, 2013 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Admission $1 Children & $2 Adults
Live Birds of Prey Live Ocelot-Rare Wild Cat Reptile Adventures Eco-Magician Art Marketplace Live Music Stages
Farmer’s Market Cooking Classes Kids Eco-Art Tent Rock Climbing Costumed Characters Food & Fun
NATURE PROGRAMS WALK WITH A GUEST NATURALIST Stroll through the gardens and native trails with a Guest Naturalist and different topic each month. dAte: time: Fee:
2nd saturday of the month (oct. - Apr.) Jan. 12, Feb. 9, mar. 9, Apr. 13 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. $2 for adults, $1 for seniors & children
McALLEN BUS TOURS
ADULT & TEEN PROGRAMS TOUR THE MANSION & GARDENS
no reservations required. For groups of 15 or more, please call to reserve a private tour! THE ZEN OF BIRDING Walk through the woods observing and hearing local stories with an expert naturalist. dAte: time: Fee:
tuesdays (oct. - Apr.) 8:30 - 10:00 a.m. $2 for adults, $1 for seniors & children
GARDEN TEA & TALK An outdoor guided tour focusing on the edible and medicinal aspects of the plants on our grounds. Taste a sampling of foods and teas made using plants. dAte: time: Fee:
Wednesdays (oct. - Apr.) 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. $2 for adults, $1 for seniors & children
STROLL THROUGH HISTORY TOUR A walking tour of the historic adobe home built in the 1930’s, its architecture, and the families who lived at the mansion. dAte: time: Fee:
Fridays (oct. - Apr.) 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. $2 for adults, $1 for seniors & children
FOREST SCULPTURE TRAIL WALK A guided walk will introduce over 20 native animals of the Thornforest as represented by larger-than-life bronze sculptures. dAte: time: Fee:
saturdays (oct. - Apr.) 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. $2 for adults, $1 for seniors & children
guided bus tours from Quinta Mazatlan are a perfect way to visit McAllen’s natural and cultural wonders. Pick up tickets at Quinta Mazatlan or McAllen Parks and recreation Oﬃce. HISTORY OF McALLEN TOUR Discover McAllen’s rich & cultural heritage on a bus tour of historic sites and landmarks throughout the heart of the city. dAte: time: Fee:
2nd saturday of the month (oct. - Apr.) Jan. 12, Feb. 9, mar. 9, Apr. 13 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. $7 per person
BIRDS OF BEAUTY McALLEN TOUR Walk through the woods with an expert birder looking for native and migratory birds at Quinta Mazatlan and the McAllen Nature Center dAte: time: Fee:
3rd saturday of the month (oct. - Apr.) Jan. 19, Feb. 16, mar. 16 8:30 -11:00 a.m. $7 per person
BACKYARD HABITAT STEWARD Hands-on learning from the best backyard habitat experts in the RGV. After the 6-week program, become a Certified Backyard Habitat Steward and receive a shirt patch & yard sign. dAte: time: Fee:
tuesdays Feb. 5, 12, 19, 26 mar. 5, 12, 19 9:00 - 11:00 a.m. $60 per person 160305.03
Wednesday mornings are for fun and friendship in the garden. Some of the activities include planting, weeding, mulching and other projects. dAtes: WednesdAY (october through April) time: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m.
BRIDGING GENERATIONS OUTDOORS saturday afternoon gatherings are designed for senior citizens, adults, and older teens interested in making new discoveries! GET TO KNOW OUR VALLEY BIRDS! Have fun learning about the birds that call the valley their home! Includes trail and classroom time. Leave with your own home-made hanging mesquite bird feeder. dAte: time: Fee:
saturday, February 2 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. $5 per participant
DESIGN YOUR OWN CONTAINER GARDEN WITH OUINA Learn to create a beautiful tiny garden in a container for your home or office. dAte: time: Fee:
saturday, march 2 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. $25 per participant 160306.05 includes container and plants
GEOCACHING: HIGH-TECH TREASURE HUNT Search for clues and destination points using Global Positioning System (GPS) Technology. Bring your own GPS unit or borrow one of ours! dAte: time: Fee:
saturday, April 6 1:00 - 4:00 p.m. $5 per person
NATURE SPEAKER SERIES
Explore everything from birds and butterflies to culture and art of the Rio Grande Valley. Proudly brought to you through the generous sponsorship of Thurmond eye Associates AGes: dAtes: time: Fee:
teens and Adults thursday evenings, (oct. - Apr.) 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. $2 for adults, $1 for seniors
Visit www.quintamazatlan.com for a complete schedule of this season’s nature speakers.
ADULT PROGRAMS OPEN GYM Advance registration required. A photo ID is required. AGE: 18 & Up FEE: $1.00 per day Adult Basketball DATE: Monday & Tuesday TIME: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 5:45 - 6:45 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center DATE: Saturday (please check center schedule) TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center Lark Community Center Adult VolleybalL DATE: Wednesday TIME: 5:30 - 8:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center
DATE: Monday, Wednesday & Friday TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PLACE:. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. FEE: $85 per session Session1: January 7 - 31 Session 2: February 4 - 28 Session 3: March 4 - 29 Session 4: April 1 - 26 Session 5: May 6 - 31
Body Stretch & Zumba®Gold** Learn to develop strong mind-body connections. Techniques will be taught on how to control your body during exercises and how to move with better biomechanics. DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PLACE:. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. FEE: $35 per 4- week session 182000.01 182000.02 182000.03 182000.04 182000.05
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Yoga with Body Stretch** Designed to improve joint flexibility and range of motion. Reduces stress levels and helps build strength, confidence, and body balance. Combines maximum breath, tai chi, yoga and meditation. DATE: Friday TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PLACE:. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. FEE: $20 per session Session1: January 7 - 31 Session 2: February 4 - 28 Session 3: March 4 - 29 Session 4: April 1 - 26 Session 5: May 6 - 31
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DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. PLACE:. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. FEE: $65 per 4- week session
DATE: Saturday TIME: 1:00 - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center
Session1: January 7 - 31 Session 2: February 4 - 28 Session 3: March 4 - 29 Session 4: April 1 - 26 Session 5: May 6 - 31
Tai Chi** Tai Chi is about balance, harmony, and happiness, things all of us want. It’s here now! Learning the gentle movements of Tai Chi and learn to relax your muscles and joints while strengthening your body.
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Belly dance motion** One of the older and most evolved forms of dance in the world, stretch and tone your body while increasing stamina and grace. Dancing helps burn calories, builds muscle and stimulates the digestive system. DATE: Wednesday TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: $20 per session Session1: January 7 - 31 Session 2: February 4 - 28 Session 3: March 4 - 29 Session 4: April 1 - 26 Session 5: May 6 - 31
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Zumba®** Are you ready to party yourself into shape? Zumba is an exhilarating, effective, easy-to-follow, Latininspired, calorie-burning dance fitness-party that’s moving millions of people toward joy and health. DATE: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 6:00 - 7:00 p.m. PLACE:. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. AGE: 12 & Up FEE: $35 per session Session1: January 7 - 31 Session 2: February 4 - 28 Session 3: March 4 - 29 Session 4: April 1 - 26 Session 5: May 6 - 31
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Yoga, Pilates & Core Strength**
Designed to improve joint flexibility and range of motion. Reduces stress levels and helps build strength, confidence, and body balance. DATE: Monday TIME: 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. PLACE:. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. FEE: $20 per session Session1: January 7 - 31 Session 2: February 4 - 28 Session 3: March 4 - 29 Session 4: April 1 - 26 Session 5: May 6 - 31
**SORRY NO REFUNDS OR TRANSFERS FOR THIS CLASS
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ADULT PROGRAMS HEALTH, WELLNESS & FOOD PREP “Get Fooducated™” to make informed food choices that will positively affect your life & health. Learn how to read a label, pick nutritious foods and fix a healthy meal for you and your family.
Experience the sights and sounds of the McAllen Town Band DATE: Tuesday TIME: 7:30 p.m. PLACE: Trinity Worship Center, 4801 N. Cage Blvd. in Pharr FEE: $5 per ticket.
DATE: Tuesday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PLACE:. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. FEE: $35 per session Session 1: January 8 - February 12 Session 2: March 5 - April 9 Session 3: March 4 - 29 Session 4: April 1 - 26 Session 5: May 6 - 31
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LIVING LEGACY WORKSHOP The greatest gift someone can leave their family is not money, or material things, but rather their life history that can be passed down from one generation to the next! Learn to create your own legacy using a variety of techniques including writing, audio, video and others. DATE: Tuesday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PLACE:. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. AGE: 50 & Up FEE: $35 per session Session 1: January 8 - February 12 Session 2: March 5 - April 9
Pre-sale tickets available at any McAllen Community Center, Weslaco Chamber of Commerce, All Valley Wilder R.V. Resorts, Aladdin Villas in Mission and at the door on the concert night if available. For more information call 956.781.0481 or visit www.mcallentownband.org
November 13, 2012 December 18, 2012 February 12, 2013 March 26, 2013
Computer Class 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. DATE: Monday & Wednesday TIME: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center FEE: $20 Residents/ $25 Non Residents Session 1: Feb. 4 - Mar. 8 Internet 170708.01 Session 2: Mar. 18 - Apr. 19 Word & Excel 170708.02
Beginner Stamping Learn to create a unique and custom homemade greeting cards for a variety of occasions using stamps. Materials will be provided, but participants must bring their own adhesives and scissors. DATE: Saturday TIME: 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. PLACE:. Lark Community Center, 2601 Lark Ave. FEE: $20 per session Session 1: January 19 Session 2: February 2 Session 3: February 16 Session 4: March 2
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In this good ole’ fashioned you-dunnit mystery, everyone is a suspect. Was it the sporting goods manager, the fiery agent, his double’s partner, or maybe the mystery guest sitting next to you? Watch closely, listen carefully and put all the clues together to solve this overhead smash mystery. (Pre registration is highly recommended) DATE: Saturday, March 23 TIME: 6:00 - 9:00 p.m. PLACE: TBA FEE: $25 per person
The City of McAllen Parks and Recreation is proud to offer a wide variety of activities for members of the senior community. 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.
SPORTS & GAMES
SENIOR MONTHLY DANCE Come and dance to the sounds of a live Spanish music band. Move and groove with new and old friends.
BILLIARDS For fun or competition, relax & play all variations of pool.
DATE: Third Wednesday of the Month TIME: 1:00 - 3:30 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center FEE: $1.50 per person at the door. SENIOR MONTHLY TRIP 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. Must be a senior participant.
ENRICHMENT CLASSES BASIC COMPUTERS Learn computer basics from writing an email to navigating the internet. DATE: Monday & Tuesday TIME: 10:00 - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center Participants must be registered members of the community center senior programs.
DAILY NUTRITION PROGRAM Hot nutritional meals provided for seniors ages 60 and older. Participants must register in advance. Contact Lark, Las Palmas or Palm View Community Centers to register or for menu information.
DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center Bingo/Chalupa Test your luck in a friendly game of Mexican Bingo. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center DATE: Every Other Friday TIME: 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center
poker & Card Games Test your luck and skill playing a friendly game of Texas Holdâ€™em. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:30 - 11:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center BOARD & Card GAMES Join in the leisure play of a variety of board or card games from Chess to Dominoes to Bridge. Grab a partner and play. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 - 3:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center Las Palmas Community Center Palm View Community Center
SENIOR PROGRAMS HEALTH & FITNESS
Healthier You Presentations and discussion on a variety of current health topics. Something new each week.
CERAMICS Select your piece from many designs and create a unique gift or piece of home decor.
DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 10:00 - 10:45 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center
DATE: Wednesday TIME: 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center Lark Community Center Palm View Community Center
DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center FEE: Cost for materials
Senior Stretch Stay flexible and limber for many years to come with 30 minutes of stretching and light movement with hand weights.
DANCE FITNESS Low impact and self paced excercise to your favorite music including Tejano, Salsa and Rock-N-Roll.
DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:15 - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center
DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 12:00 - 12:30 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center
Walking Club Walk indoors around the gym, outdoors around the building or in the park. Stay in shape while having fun.
StreTch & Fit Increase mobility and flexibility while gaining strength.
Senior Aerobics A great way to have fun and stay in shape. Low impact movements to get your heart pumping.
Date: Monday - Friday TIME: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center YOGA Learn relaxation techniques including centering and breathing to find inner peace to release stress, tension and anxiety. DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 10:00 - 11:00 a.m PLACE: Lark Community Center DATE: Monday & Wednesday TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center
DATE: Monday - Friday TIME: 12:30 - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center Tai Chi Increase mobility and flexibility while gaining strength. DATE: Wednesday & Friday TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center
DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: Cost for materials Craft Corner Learn to create various decorations and crafts.
DATE: Monday & Wednesday TIME: 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center Silver Note Choir Do you have talent or enjoy singing? Join others who love to sing. The choir performs at various events throughout the year. DATE: Thursday TIME: 10:30 - 11:30 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center
ARTS & CRAFTS
Conjunto Las Palmas MUSIC GROUP DATE: Thursday TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center
Folklorico DATE: Monday & Wednesday TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center
GOLDEN LARKS CHOIR DATE: Tuesday TIME: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center
international dance DATE: Tuesday & Thursday TIME: 9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PLACE: Palm View Community Center
Drawing & Painting Everything you know about drawing and painting will be enhanced and nurtured to produce wonderful artwork. Instructor will work with every participant to ensure that every piece is a masterpiece.
Club de Estambre Create unique handmade items learning to weave and crochet. DATE: Wednesday TIME: 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. PLACE: Las Palmas Community Center
DATE: Monday , Wednesday & Friday TIME: 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. PLACE: Lark Community Center FEE: Cost of materials
PARK & PAVILION RENTALS Reserve a park pavilion, pool or community center for your next special event! Perfect for birthday Parties, Family Reunions, Anniversary Celebrations Weddings & More!
Town Lake at Firemen’s Park
For more infomation on pricing and availability please contact or visit your nearest McAllen community center. Park Pavilions Airport Park Pavilion 2201 S. 26th Street 1000 S. Bales Road Cascade Park Pavilion 3500 Idela Street Idela Park Pavilion La Vista Park Pavilion 100 La Vista Avenue 1201 N. 12th Street Lion’s Park Pavilion 1000 S. Ware Road Ramiro Guerra Pavilion Westside Park Pavilions 1000 S. Ware Road 5201 N. 29th Street Zinnia Spray Park Pavilion 3401 Jordan Road Palm View Splash Park 201 N. 1st Street Firemen’s Park Pavilion
Boys Club Pool
Swimming Pools Boys Club Pool Cascade Pool Los Encinos Pool Municipal Pool
617 S. 27th Street 1000 S. Bales Road 3300 Sarah Avenue 1921 N. Bicentennial
Community Centers Lark Community Center Las Palmas Community Center Palm View Community Center
2601 Lark Avenue 956.681.3340 1921 N. 25th Street 956.681.3350 3401 Jordan Road 956.681.3360
600 Sunset Drive.