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PARKS & RECREATION ADMINISTRATION 110 Golf Course Road 830-221-4350
CIVIC/CONVENTION CENTER 375 South Castell Avenue 830-221-4011
DAS REC, NEW BRAUNFELS RECREATION CENTER
Family Activities Youth Activities Family Activities.................4 Adult Activities Nature Programs
345 Landa Street 830-221-4170
FISCHER PARK NATURE EDUCATION CENTER
1946 Monarch Way 830-221-4378
We will enrich the lives of those who live, work and play in New Braunfels.
LANDA PARK GOLF COURSE 180 Golf Course Road 830-221-4340
Adult Activities....................9 Sports..................................9
LANDA PARK AQUATIC COMPLEX 350 Aquatic Circle 830-221-4360
We will create innovative and inclusive opportunities that promote health, conservation, play and community growth.
LANDA RECREATION CENTER 164 Landa Park Drive 830-221-4370
Nature Programs...............14 Das Rec Fitness..................17 Das Rec Aquatics...............22 Public Library....................24 Westside Community Center .............28
PUBLIC LIBRARY 700 East Common Street 830-221-4300
WESTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER 2932 S IH 35 Frontage Road 830-221-4630
PARKS & RECREATION ADVISORY BOARD The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board exists to advise and make recommendations to the City Council concerning policy matters related to the establishment, maintenance and operation of the City’s parks and recreation programs. The Parks and Recreation Advisory Board meets the third Tuesday of each month at 6:00pm at City Hall, located at 550 Landa Street.
With your help, we improve the best part of living in New Braunfels. Join us in making New Braunfels a better place to live, work and play. Through community events and education New Braunfels Parks Foundation creates a positive influence to help our parks thrive and grow. Find happiness and strength through Volunteering with us. For more information visit: www.nbparksfoundation.org
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RECREATION FOR EVERYONE
The City of New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department (NB PARD) fully supports the provision of the Americans with Disabilities Act and is committed to supporting the full inclusion of persons with disabilities into programs, classes, services and public facilities so that full participation may be enjoyed by all. Persons with a disability may request a reasonable modification to participate with NB PARD by contacting the Administration office at 830-221-4350. Or, visit us online at www. nbtexas.org/Inclusion.
The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department routinely takes photos and videos of participants in recreation activities, programs and special events. These photos and/or video may be used for promotional purposes. Be aware that by participating, you are granting the City of New Braunfels the right to use and publish your image or your minor child's image.
NB PARD continually strives to provide quality programs and offers a Satisfaction Guarantee. If the participant is not satisfied with a class or program, the participant may either repeat the program at no cost, or receive a 100% refund or account credit, at the discretion of the participant.
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Soul Searching Cemetery Tour
October 22 & 23
Soul Searching is a unique educational and entertaining family event that will introduce you to the citizens who helped to form our city. Participants will take a walking tour and visit select graves to hear the stories of these illustrious souls as they are portrayed by actors. Each walking tour lasts about one hour, be sure to wear comfortable shoes! Rest stops are available along the way. For those with mobility needs, golf cart tours are available at 6:00 pm on Friday and 5:30 and 6:00 pm on Saturday. Walking tours start at 6:30 pm both nights until 8:45 pm. Parking & Check-in at Cypress Bend Park 503 Peace Avenue Friday, October 22 tours start @ 6pm Saturday, October 23 tours start @ 5:30pm TICKETS ON SALE AUGUST 16 $20 PER PERSON Online: signup.nbparksandrec.com In Person: Parks & Rec Admin Office 110 Golf Course Rd. By Phone: 830-221-4350 PROCEEDS BENEFIT THE PRESERVATION OF THE CEMETERIES
The neighborhood socialites have touted the Hatter’s Ball as the bash of the year in the isolated town of Bloodworth Falls. Mayor Riley White has organized the event in the old Bloodwood Castle as a diversion from the scandals that have plagued the town in recent months. Of course, it’s no coincidence the ball is scheduled right before the upcoming mayoral election. The mayor posted the invite list online, and your adversaries have already sent in their RSVPs. You’re intrigued and have decided you cannot miss an opportune moment to seek revenge on those who have crossed you in the past. Now, you are on a hunt for the perfect hat. This is where your story begins. Join us for an interactive evening of mystery- this is not a show, registered attendees will be playing a role. Dinner will be provided. Guests will be assigned characters one week before the event so that you may dress the part. Please be sure to provide an accurate e-mail when you sign up. Ages: 18+ | Cost: $40 | 7pm Landa Haus Friday, September 10
DOGGIE DIP DAY
One of the few times a year the pool belongs to the pups. Have a pooch that loves to swim? Join us for Doggie Dip Day at the Springfed Pool! All dogs must have proof of current rabies vaccinations on day of the event and be decked out in a collar they can swim in. Limit two human guests per dog. Owners must clean up after their pets. Age: All | Cost: $8/dog + 1 human guest, ea. additional human guest $2 per person | 12-4pm | September 12 Landa Park Aquatic Complex
NERF GUN WAR
Bring your favorite Nerf gun, and we will supply elite-style ammo for this great competition. Power snacks provided. Each participant must be registered; all children must be accompanied by an adult. To register online visit nbtexas. org/signup and click on ticket search. Age: All Ages | Cost: $5 per person | 1pm | September 18 Torrey Park
LANDA PARK TOUR & HIKE
Join Spass Walking Tours of New Braunfels to explore the history and beauty of Landa Park and experience a two mile walk during this interpretative tour. Discover man-made and natural treasures and hear stories about the people that made Landa Park a significant part of our community. This tour meets in the parking lot of the Rec Center at 164 Landa Park Drive. Most of the tour will be on the sidewalk and is stroller friendly. Ages: All | Cost: $20 per person | 10am-12pm September 25 Landa Recreation Center
HISTORIC CEMETERY TOUR
Join Spass Walking Tours for a guided, interactive walking tour through two historic New Braunfels’ cemeteries that includes an exercise in using dowsing rods to find unmarked graves from 1846! Hear the stories of our founders along with their struggles and triumphs in building a new life for themselves and their descendants. This tour meets at Comal Cemetery on Peace Avenue and then moves to New Braunfels Cemetery. Call 830-221-4370 to register. Ages: All | Cost: $20 per person | 5-7pm | October 2 Comal Cemetery
Mothers and sons enjoy an evening of mini-golf on the greens at our annual mother and son event! Take on the course with a goofy twist at each hole or play it your way. Please dress appropriately for this outdoor event. Pizza and refreshments will be served. Each participant must be registered; all children must be accompanied by an adult.
HATTER'S BALL - AN INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERY
Age: All Ages | Cost: $10 per person | 7:00pm | October 2 Landa Park Miniature Golf
FAMILY FUN CAMPOUT
Pack your tents and light your lanterns for our annual Family Fun Campout! Activities will include a tent decorating contest, hayride, hot dog & s’more cookout, and family activities. Tent setup beings at 3pm. *Rain-Out date is October 16th. Age: All Ages | Cost: $15 per person | 3pm | October 9 Cypress Bend Park
DAS PUMPKIN PATCH
Join us in the pool to pick out the perfect pumpkin to decorate for fall! After swimming around to pick your pumpkin, supplies will be provided in one of our party rooms to decorate with. Children 7 years and younger must be accompanied by an adult in the water at all times. Age: All Ages | Cost: $8 | 4-6pm Das Rec Leisure Pool October 16
GHOULS, GHOSTS, AND GLOW GOLF
Come on out for some glow in the dark fun with family and friends for a Spooktacular evening. Costumes welcome! Age: All Ages | Cost: $7 per person | Landa Park Miniature Golf October 30 | 6pm October 30 | 7pm October 30 | 8pm
Polar Express in the Park Presented by EVO Entertainment
Get in the holiday spirit with a FREE showing of Polar Express at the Dance Slab. Wear weatherappropriate clothes and bring your own chairs and blankets for the movie. Train rides will be available for purchase before the movie begins- cash only. Age: All Ages | Cost: Free | 6:30pm | December 10 Landa Park Dance Slab
grinch Who got pancakes with a side of Malarkey? Straight from Mount Crumpit, the Grinch is back for our fourth annual Breakfast with the Grinch. Get your camera ready! The Green One, himself, will be posing for pictures with all the guests throughout breakfast. After a delicious meal, you’re invited to complete Grinch-themed crafts. Space is limited, so register early. Age: All Ages | Cost: $15 per person | Landa Haus December 11 | 8-9am December 11 | 9:15-10:15am December 11 | 10:30-11:30am
Daddy Daughter Sweetheart Dance 2022
Tickets on sale Wednesday, November 17 @ 8am Online Sales: signup.nbtexas.org In-Person Sales: 110 Golf Course Road Dance Ticket Only: $25 Per Person Dance and Carriage Ride Ticket: $35 Per Person Wursthalle February 4 | 7pm February 5 | 4pm February 5 | 7pm
Tickets include admission to a themed ballroom, dancing, refreshments, and a keepsake for the daughters. NBPARKSANDREC.COM Dance and carriage ride tickets are limited and must be purchased in advance.
Celebrate the Holiday Season in New Braunfels! Downtown Lighting and Santa's Arrival November 19 Wassail Fest December 2 NBPARKSANDREC.COM
KID’S DAY OUT
Delight in monster-themed activities that are not so scary. Craft monster works of art, play monster games, and even bake tasty monster treats.
Spend the day at Landa Recreation Center with fun-filled activities such as games, crafts, movies and more on your days out of school. Campers will delight in a variety of activities and adventures in Landa Park such as trips to the playground and miniature golf course! Bring a morning snack and a sack lunch each day. Please visit www. nbtexas.org/recreation for our camper handbook.
Age: 3-5 | Cost: $45 | 9-10:30am Landa Recreation Center A: October 6-27 (Wednesdays)
HOLIDAY ADVENTURE CAMP
Spend your day off from school with fun-filled activities such as games, crafts, movies, and more. Campers will enjoy a variety of adventures including arts and crafts, nature, cooking projects, science experiments, and sports. Bring a morning snack and a sack lunch each day. Please visit www.nbtexas.org/recreation for our camper handbook. Thanksgiving Break Age: 5-12 | Cost: $75 | 7:30am-6pm Landa Recreation Center A: Nov 22-24 Winter Break- Week 1 Age: 5-12 | Cost: $100 | 7:30am-6pm Landa Recreation Center B: Dec 20-23 Winter Break- Week 2 Age: 5-12 | Cost: $120 | 7:30am-6pm Landa Recreation Center C: Dec 27-31
EASY ONLINE REGISTRATION Visit the link below to sign up online.
Age: 5-12 | Cost: $25 | 7:30am-6pm Landa Recreation Center A: November 22 B: November 23 C: November 24 D: December 20 E: December 21 F: December 22 G: December 23 H: December 27 I: December 28 J: December 29 K: December 30 L: December 31 M: January 3 N: January 17
JUNIOR GOLF CAMP
Participants will develop a better appreciation for the game by learning the history of golf, short game and full swing fundamentals, as well as rules and etiquette. Bring clubs if you have them. Age: 7-12 | Cost: $85 | 4:30-6:00pm | Wednesday-Friday Landa Park Golf Course at Comal Springs A: October 6-8
Skyhawks has been offering sports camps for children in communities since 1979. They believe every child should have the opportunity to experience the joy and benefit of sports. With programs such as SoccerTots, CheerTots and Multi-Sports designed to engage and inspire both boys and girls, combined with a focus on Teaching Life Skills Through Sports. Skyhawks and SuperTots programs provide everything you need in a top-quality youth sports experience! For more information visit www.supertotssports.com & www.skyhawks.com
Learn the Mexican tradition of making tamales with hands-on training and take home one dozen bean, cheese, and jalapeño tamales. Space is limited so sign up early! Age: 16+ | Cost: $42 | Westside Community Center November 6 | 12-1:30pm November 13 | 12-1:30pm December 11 | 12-1:30pm December 18 | 12-1:30pm
FOOD FOR THOUGHT: A COMMUNITY LUNCH AND LEARN SERIES
These “Bite-sized Learning” opportunities are provided free of charge to allow local businesses and organizations an opportunity to present educational, health-focused information for Das Rec members and guests. These take place on the 3rd Friday of each month. See our Facebook Page for a complete schedule. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Age: All | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership | Fridays 12:30-1:30pm | Das Rec A: September 17 B: October 15 C: November 19 D: December 17 E: January 21 F: February 18
YOUTH BASKETBALL KICKOFF EVENT
This recreational volleyball league emphasizes skill development and fun while promoting teamwork and fair play. Teams are coed in this instructional program that focuses on the fundamentals of volleyball and sportsmanship.Younger children learn basics like bumping, setting and spiking. Each player receives a uniform; children should wear sneakers with non-marking soles to participate. One practice per week (to be determined by the coach); will be held any time Monday & Thursday from 5:30pm-9pm & Sunday from 3pm-6pm. Season will consist of 10 games and will be played every Saturday. League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. Awards given at the end of the season. Skills assessment Saturday, August 21st. Season begins 9/18/21. Age: 8-14 | Cost: $90/members, $100/non-members Season: September 18-November 20 A: Ages 7-8 B: Ages 9-10 C: Ages 11-12 D: Ages 13-14
Join us on Saturday, October 2nd for our FREE basketball clinic to kick off our youth basketball league registration. This fun event, for ages 5-17 will review basic rules and skills in passing, shooting, dribbling, as well as offensive and defensive skills. Come see what our Das Rec youth basketball league is all about! Age: 5-17 | Cost: FREE | 1-4pm Das Rec Gymnasium
DAS REC YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
Saturday, October 2 A: Ages 5-7: 1-2pm B: Ages 8-11, 2-3pm C: Ages 12-17, 3-4pm
YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINICS
Age: 5-17 | Cost: FREE if registered for Youth Basketball League| OR $25 for all 3 | $10 drop in each week | 1-4pm 1-2pm: Ages 5-7 2-3pm : Ages 8-11 3-4pm: Ages 12-17 A: October 16 - Dribbling and Shooting Skills Clinic B: October 30 - Offensive Skills Clinic C: November 13 - Defensive Skills Clinic D: All 3 clinics
VOLUNTEER COACHES NEEDED Volunteer coaches needed for Youth Basketball and Youth Volleyball Leagues. Sign up online or at Das Rec. Coaches clinic is required.
DAS REC WINTER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE
This recreational basketball league teaches youth the basics of the game, skill development, teamwork and good sportsmanship. Each player receives a uniform; children should wear sneakers with non-marking soles. Season is 10 weeks long. One practice per week (to be determined by the coach); will be held any time between Monday – Thursday from 5pm-7pm for Mighty Mites, Juniors, Minors and Majors and from 7pm-9pm for Seniors and High School Leagues and Sundays 2pm-4pm for Mighty Mites, Juniors, Minors and Majors and from 4pm6pm for Seniors and High School Leagues. League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. Awards given at the end of the season. Skills assessment December 4th. Practice starts January 3rd. Season begins January 8th - March 12th Age: 5 - 17 | Das Rec Registration through December 4th: $105/members, $115/non-members Ages: A: Mighty Mites (Boys and Girls) - Ages 5-6 B: Junior Girls - Ages 7-8 C: Junior Boys - Ages 7-8 D: Minor Girls - Ages 9-10 E: Minor Boys – Ages 9-10 F: Major Girls – Ages 11-12 G: Major Boys – Ages 11-12 H: Senior Girls – Ages 13-14 I: Senior Boys – Ages 13-14 J: High School Girls – Ages 15-17 K: High School Boys – Ages 15-17
SPANISH & SPORTS
Kids will have a fun time learning Spanish with games and activities while getting to exercise both the mind and body! Sessions take place on Thursdays. Ages: 5-7 | Cost: Members $20/Session, $30/Session, Non-Members | 4-4:45pm Das Rec Multi-Purpose Room A: September 16-October 7 B: October 14- November 4 C: November 11 – December 9 (No class the week of Thanksgiving)
ESPAÑOL Y DEPORTE
Los niños tendrán un momento divertido aprendiendo español mediante juegos y actividades, ejercitando a la misma vez cuerpo y mente. Las clases se llevarán a cabo los Jueves* Hora : 4 – 4:45pm Niños de 5-7 años de edad, Costo miembros: $20 / sesión. Costo no miembros: $30/sesión. Lugar: Das Rec Cuarto de usos múltiples. Sesiones: A. Septiembre 9-30 B. Octubre 7-28 C. Noviembre 4*- Diciembre 2 *Excepto el Día de Acción de Gracias.
BEGINNER & NOVICE PICKLEBALL
Every new Pickleball player needs time to practice with like-skilled players. This is the perfect time for new players who have the a basic understanding of the game and would like to practice fundamental skills in a game format. An instructor will be available to help coach or answer questions. Develop skills, get great exercise, make new friends. Please be sure to sign up online for each week you would like to participate. Age: 10+ | Member Cost: Free/Non-Member Cost: $25 1-3pm Das Rec Blue Gym A: Fridays, September 24 - October 22
DAS WURST PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT
Don your leiderhosen and dirndle as we kick off German festivities in New Braunfels! Players of skill levels up to 4.0 welcome to register for this fun and competitive round robin tournament. Registration is open to mixed male/ female and junior teams ages 14+ with a 3 game guarantee and additional games for teams that advance to final rounds. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will be awarded medals. Maximum of 32 Teams. Age: 14+ | Member : $40 per team, Non-Member : $50 per team | 11am - 5pm Das Rec Gymnasium A: Saturday, November 6
Adult Basketball League
Season will consist of 10 games. League play is governed by TAAF and local rules. Officials fees are included. Please register early as there are a limited number of teams that are allowed. Season begins 9/15/21. No Refunds after the second game of the season. Manager meeting Wednesday, September 8th at 5:30pm via Zoom. Age: 18+ | Das Rec Gym Early registration through August 25: $450 per team $60 individual signup Regular registration August 26 -September 3: $475 per team/$65 individual signup Wednesday Nights 6-9pm
ADULT INDOOR VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE
League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. Please register early as there are a limited number of teams that are allowed. Season will consist of 8 games. Officials fees are included. Season begins 9/14/21. Manager meeting Tuesday, September 7th at 5:30pm via Zoom. Age: 18+| Das Rec Green Gym Early registration through August 24: $350 per team/$45 individual signup Regular registration begins August 25-September 4: $375 per team/$50 individual signup Coed Tuesday Nights 5:30-8:30pm
ADULT SPORTS LEAGUE
ADULT PICKLEBALL TEAMS LADDER LEAGUE
Grab a partner and get ready for the Winter Teams 6-week Pickleball Ladder League! League teams must be Co-Ed/ Mixed (one male/one female) and open to all skill levels. This fun and competitive format of play is designed so that teams mostly play with others of similar skill levels. Sign ups for Division 1 (3.5 to 4.0) or Division 2 (3.0-3.5). Season begins January 3, 2022. A Playoff Tournament will finish up the league and determine winning ladder teams on February 7. Max 16 team spots for each Division. Ages: 18+ | Das Rec Blue Gym Early Registration thru December 11: $60/team Regular Registration thru December 30: $70/team Monday Nights 5:30-8:30pm
All adult leagues have a mandatory manager meeting prior to the start of each season. At this time all Adult Sports League Manager Meetings are virtual meetings held via Zoom. Adult Indoor Volleyball Adult Basketball
Sept. 7 @5:30pm Sept. 8 @ 5:30pm
Adult Outdoor Sports Leagues There is limited availability so sign your team up soon! Whether you’re a free agent looking for a team or a captain already in charge, come play with us! Regular season winners will receive a discount on the following season’s registration and the league tournament winners will receive championship t-shirts! Registration Dates: 7/26/21 – 8/30/21 League Start Dates: Week of September 13, 2021 ADULT KICKBALL
The season will consist of 8 games and a season ending playoff tournament. League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. Thursday Co-Ed Age: 18+ | Cost: $200 per team | Location: Camp Comal
Each league offers a 10-game regular season and season ending playoff tournament. League play is governed by ASA, TAAF and local league rules. • Monday Co-Ed Recreational • Monday Co-Ed Competitive • Tuesday Men’s Recreational • Tuesday Men’s Competitive • Wednesday Men’s Recreational • Wednesday Men’s Competitive Age: 18+ | Cost: $200 per team + $20 per game umpire fee (pay at plate) | Location: Camp Comal
ADULT SAND VOLLEYBALL
Who needs a beach? We have sand volleyball in New Braunfels! Each league will consist of 20 games (10week Doubleheader Season) and a season ending playoff tournament. League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. Monday 4v4 Open – 31VB21 Thursday 6v6 Co-Ed – 31VB24 Age: 18+ | Cost: $200 per team | Location: Landa Park Volleyball Courts
Surprise them with a gift from NB Parks & Rec! Available for purchase at Landa Park Admin Office 110 Golf Course Rd or by phone at 830-221-4350
LANDA PARK BOOK $45 Take a look Landa Park through the years and see why Scan the QR Code toBraunfels, book your tee time today! Landa Park has remained the heart of New Texas since the late 1800 ANNUAL TRAIN PASS $35/PERSON Make memories through the heart of our city year round. Purchase an annual train pass today! 12
FAMILY PROGRAMS FISHING 101
Learn the techniques of casting, knot-tying and fishing in this fun, outdoor experience! Bait, poles and tackle provided for use. Texas Fishing License required for participants 17 and older. Pre-registration required. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the program. Age: 7+ | Cost: $7 | Saturdays Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: September 11 – 10:30am-12pm B: October 23 – 1-2:30pm C: November 13 – 1-2:30pm D: December 11- 1-2:30pm
PRESCHOOL PROGRAMS WEE DISCOVERY PRESCHOOL
Preschoolers will explore nature through interactive games, crafts and activities. Participants will experience different activities each session. Pre-registration required. Sign up for 3 or more classes via phone or inperson to receive 20% off. Age: 3-5 | Cost: $7 | 10–11am Fischer Park Nature Education Center Every Tuesday August 31 - January 25
GRADE SCHOOL PROGRAMS ELEMENTARY EXPLORERS
Elementary age students will discover nature through funfilled activities based on a different theme each session. Pre-registration required. Sign up for 3 or more classes via phone or in person to receive 20% off. Age: 6-10 | Cost: $7 | 4:00pm-5:00pm Fischer Park Nature Education Center First Friday of the Month
FALL FISCHER PARK DAY OFF NATURE CAMP
Campers will discover nature through fun-filled activities. Be sure to bring a snack, sack lunch, water bottle, change of clothes, and sunscreen. Afternoon snacks will be provided. Staff available for participant arrival at 7:30am and afternoon pick-up until 6:00pm. Pre-registration required for each session. Age: 6-10 | Cost: $25 | 7:30am-6:00pm Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: September 6 B: September 24 C: October 18
Hone your archery skills with a TPWD-certified instructor in this beginner-level class. Take aim, let it fly and find out how fun archery can be! Pre-registration required. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the program. Age: 9+ | Cost: $10 | Saturdays Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: September 18 – 10:30am-12pm B: October 16- 1-2:30pm C: November 20 – 1-2:30pm D: December 18 – 1-2:30pm E: January 15 – 1-2:30pm
FISCHER PARK GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAY
Age: 9+ | Cost: $10 | Saturdays Fischer Park Nature Education Center
Age: All | Cost: Free | 10:30am–12pm | Saturdays Fischer Park Nature Education Center
A: September 25- 10:30am-12pm B: October 30- 1pm-2:30pm
A: September 4 B: October 2 C: November 6 D: December 4
Explore the waters of the Fischer Park ponds while learning the fundamentals of kayaking in this beginner level course. Participants may get wet; please dress appropriately. Pre-registration required. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the program.
MONARCH BUTTERFLY TAGGING
Learn about the great Monarch Butterfly migration during this interactive class. Practice catching, tagging, and releasing butterflies and bugs in our Monarch Waystation Garden. Pre-registration required. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the program. Age: All | Cost: $3 | 10:30am–11am Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: Saturday, October 16
Get your hands dirty while helping make the Fischer Park Demonstration Garden and Monarch Waystation even more beautiful. Make a positive impact on your community. Pre-registration required. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the program.
Join us for a journey around the Fischer Park ponds and through the woods to discover what goes bump in the night! Pre-registration required. Participants under 12 must be accompanied by an adult throughout the program.
Age: All | Cost: $5 | 8:30pm–9:30pm Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: Saturday, September 25
Did you know?
At 62 acres Fischer Park is the largest park in the New Braunfels park system!
PARK, PAVILION & PICNIC AREA RESERVATIONS The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department offers a variety of park rental areas. For information on available areas or to make a reservation, call 830-221-4350. Check availability online and parks rules and information nbtexas.org/parks. Fischer Park and Volleyball Court rentals available at: signup.nbparksandrec.com.
Time for Fun NB Parks and Rec Style FISCHER PARK KAYAK RENTALS
LANDA PARK MINI TRAIN
Age: All | Cost: $5 per person | Saturdays 10am-5pm, Sundays 12pm-5pm Open through October 31 (Weather Permitting)
Age: All | Cost: $4 per person | Open Weekends and Holidays Call 830-625-8285 for hours of operation.
FISCHER PARK SPRAYGROUND
COMING SOON! Check dasrec.com for complete information.
Explore the waters of the Fischer Park ponds in a siton-top kayak. Watercraft may be rented at the Nature Education Center Gift Shop. Additional dates available by arrangement.
The Fischer Park Sprayground features a variety of interactive water toys that spray, spout, mist and pour, providing fun for children of all ages.
The Landa Park Railroad takes you on a journey exploring the sights and sounds of the Landa Park in the heart of New Braunfels. The Railroad journey is fun for all ages and is a great way to check out all of the Park features.
DAS REC BIRTHDAY PARTIES AND FACILITY RENTALS
Age: All | Cost: Free | 9am-9pm Open through October 31 (Weather Permitting)
Let Das Rec take care of your physical education credits for homeschool. These structured classes promote physical exercise, skills development, and sportsmanship in a fun and engaging environment. Age: 5-12 | Members: $10/session, Non-members: $20/session | 9:30am-10:30am Das Rec Green Gym A: Monday/Wednesday September 13-29 AA: Tuesday/Thursday September 14-30 B: Monday/Wednesday October 4-27 BB: Tuesday/Thursday October 5-28 C: Monday/Wednesday November 1-17 CC: Tuesday/Thursday November 2-18 D: Monday/Wednesday November 29 - December 15 DD: Tuesday/Thursday November 30 - December 16 E: Monday/Wednesday January 3-26 EE: Tuesday/Thursday January 4-27 F: Monday/Wednesday January 31 – February 23 FF: Tuesday/Thursday February 1-24
HOMESCHOOL OPEN GYM
Das Rec offers a space for parents to help their kids stay active and earn their PE credits. Equipment is provided for you to play, interact and help your kids learn to love
fitness. Mondays & Wednesdays from 11am-12pm; same dates as Homeschool P.E. Age: 5-12 | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership. No sign up required. | 11am-12pm Das Rec Green Gym A (No Open Gym the week of Thanksgiving and Christmas) September 13 – February 23
AFTER-SCHOOL FITNESS CLUB
Come join Das Rec after school for some fun, fitness, and sports. These structured classes promote physical exercise, skills development and sportsmanship in a fun and engaging environment. A great way to be more physically active and another option to earn physical education credits. Age: 5-12 | Members: $10/session, Non-members: $20/ session | 4:00pm-5:00pm Das Rec Green Gym
DAS REC FITNESS
A: Monday/Wednesday September 13-29 B: Monday/Wednesday October 4-27 C: Monday/Wednesday November 1-17 D: Monday/Wednesday November 29 - December 15 E: Monday/Wednesday January 3-26 F: Monday/Wednesday January 31 – February 23 FF: Tuesday/Thursday February 1-24
DAS REC FITNESS
TAI CHI FREE DEMO
Tai Chi is a series of gentle, flowing, mindful movements designed to improve balance, coordination, concentration, mental, physical and emotional well-being. Transform the mind and body and learn why Tai Chi is a form of “yoga in motion.” Das Rec is offering your chance to try this class on Monday, August 16th at 2pm. See what Tai Chi is all about and come meet your instructor, Marsha Caballero. No sign up required for demo. Age: 16+ | Cost: Members: $20/session, Non-members: $30/session | 2-3pm Das Rec Group Exercise Studio A: Mondays August 30-Sept 27 (no class Labor Day) B: Mondays October 4-25 C: Mondays November 1-22 D: Mondays January 10-31 E: Mondays February 7 -28
PADDLES & PEARLS LADIES PICKLEBALL MIXER
Grab your BFF’s for a fun afternoon for Queens of the Courts with a 30-minute beginner’s clinic to kick it all off! Limited spots available so be sure to call in or sign up online to make a reservation. May sign up as a team or individually. Pre-event Clinic at 2:30pm. Age: 18+| Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership | Non member: $15 per person |3-6pm | Das Rec Gymnasium A: Friday, September 17
ESPORTS MADDEN 22 LEAGUE
Think you have what it takes to be crowned Das Recs’ first eSports League champion? Das Rec is proud to now offer one of the fastest growing sports in the world – eSports. The Das Rec eSports program allows players to connect with their community and each other in a safe gaming environment by combining their video gaming skills and competitive spirit to battle other players. Whether you are a noob or a pro, you can put your skills to the test. Competitors will face off head-to-head in Madden 22. The season runs from October 8th to November 12th and will consist of 10 regular season games and a single elimination tournament. There must be 10 teams to constitute a league. Game times will be predetermined by the tournament director. Age: 13-18 | Fee: $30 | Friday Nights 5:30-9:00pm Das Rec Multi-Purpose Room
It’s the pre-burn workout you have been looking for right before the holiday feast! Join our instructors as they treat you to a mix of cardio, strength, plyometrics, aqua core and more, all while supporting our local food bank in the process. You can feel good about giving this Thanksgiving! No sign up necessary. See schedule of events in November.
Age: 14+ | Cost: Fee: Free with Das Rec Membership: encouraging donation of canned/non-perishable ½ off daily admission fee with donation of canned/nonperishable for non-members | 8:30-11:30am Das Rec Group Exercise Studio/Pool Wednesday, November 24
FIGHT HUNGER WITH FITNESS FOOD DRIVE
Give the gift of fitness to yourself while giving the gift of food to the community. With your donation comes a workout from your instructors guaranteed to lift your spirits and send you soaring through the holidays. All classes, all day are working to support the fitness food drive! Age: 14+ | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership with donation of canned/non-perishable ½ off daily admission fee with donation of canned/nonperishable for non-members. Das Rec Group Exercise room and Multipurpose room Friday, December 17
ROCK THE DANCE SLAB
Turn fitness into a party! Join us for a 90-minute Zumba class on the dance slab. All proceeds from this outdoor party benefit the Das Rec Scholarship Fund, giving all residents equal opportunity to participate in fitness and fun. Ages 14+| Cost: $10 | 10-11:30am Landa Park Dance Slab A: Saturday, February 26
GLOW AND FLOW YOGA
Join us on Fat Tuesday for some fun! “Om” away in your best 80’s wear and we’ll provide the paint and glow sticks. Ages: 14+ | Cost: Free with Das Rec Membership 5:30-7pm Das Rec Multipurpose Room A: Tuesday, March 1
SOULS AND SALUTATIONS
Bring your mat and join us as Das Rec ventures outdoors into the Comal Cemetery and the New Braunfels cemetery to give you a thrilling yoga flow class, followed by a historical tour of the cemetery. Learn about the land your practice was performed upon and the history living inside those gates that made New Braunfels what it is today. Age: 16+ | Cost: $25 | 10-11:30am A: Saturday, October 2: Comal Cemetery B: Saturday, October 16: New Braunfels Cemetery
Not ready for a full distance Triathlon? Always wanted to “Tri” one? Here’s your chance! This indoor triathlon series consists of a 10-minute swim, 30-minute bike, and 20-minute run. Great for beginners and experienced triathletes alike! Test your fitness with this great event! Must sign up before January 15 to guarantee a T-Shirt. Awards given for top female and male finishers in each age division. The staff at Das Rec are committed to providing reasonable accommodations to all participants. Ages 14+| Cost: Early registration through January 14: $30/member, $40 non-member Late registration: Jan 15-21: $40/member, $50 nonmember| 7:30am A: Sunday, January 23
Learn how to play, gain understanding of basic skills to play, feel comfortable with positions on the court and terminology to become a confident player with the essential fundamentals of the sport or perhaps improve a stroke or particular skill. Lessons given one on one or in groups. Offered daily by appointment. Age: All | Cost: Individual: $40/hour | Groups of 2+ : $25/hr. each individual
JR. & SR. KARATE CLASS
Hill Country Karate’s certified instructors began teaching American Karate in 1983 to people of all ages, utilizing positive instructional methods. All instructors are required to complete extensive certification programs emphasizing safety and positive professional teaching. Karate improves self-discipline, coordination, selfrespect, and self-confidence. Juniors will be divided by color of belt to allow for more instruction. All white martial arts uniform with elastic waistband required and may be purchased at class for $35. Cost: $ 80 per session Das Rec Multipurpose Room Junior White Belt ages: 5-12 | 6-7pm Junior Yellow Belt & Above ages: 5-12 | 7-8pm Senior ages: 13+ | 8-9pm
DAS REC FITNESS
TRI DAS -INDOOR TRIATHLON
Juniors (White Belt): A: Mondays September 13- November 15 B: Mondays January 10- March 21 Juniors (Yellow Belt & Above): A: Mondays September 13- November 15 B: Mondays January 10- March 21 Seniors: A: Mondays September 13- November 15 B: Mondays January 10- March 21
DAS REC PERSONAL TRAINING PERSONAL TRAINING
Whether you’re new to exercising or have been at it for years, the benefits of hiring a certified personal trainer to assist with your fitness goals are endless. Our Das Rec personal trainers help reduce the risk of injury during workouts, provide guidance for short-term and longterm fitness goals, and even help find ways to keep yourself motivated. When you’re ready to schedule an appointment, complete our digital Personal Training Interest Form.
PERSONAL TRAINING PACKAGES 30 Minute Private Session - $40 Four Sessions for $150 Eight Sessions for $285 Twelve Sessions $400 Eighteen Sessions $575 Twenty-Four Sessions $730 Thirty-Six Sessions $1,025 60 Minute Private Session - $60 Four Sessions for $230 Eight Sessions for $445 Twelve Sessions $645 Eighteen Sessions $935 Twenty-Four Sessions $1,215 Thirty-Six Sessions $1,750 Group Sessions are also available, visit dasrec.com/personal-training for details.
With Fitness RX you receive five private, 30 minute sessions with a certified personal trainer. This program includes progressive workouts designed to get you fitted to the Cybex equipment. In your five sessions, your trainer will determine a starting level of resistance, provide instruction on how to use the cardio equipment, and leave you with a custom fitness program to achieve your personal goals.
MEET OUR TRAINERS ANA OGDEN, ACTION-CPT
TERRIE SHORTSLEEVE, ACE-CPT
Ana practiced Taekwondo for 18 years and earned her 3rd-degree black belt. She is a graduate of Texas A&M University, where she received a degree in Health and Kinesiology. She holds her personal training certificate from ACTION and is a licensed physical therapist assistant with experience in outpatient physical therapy. During her time at the outpatient physical therapy clinic, she treated ailments such as total knee replacements, total hip replacements, rotator cuff repairs, total shoulder replacements, meniscus repairs, and ACL/PCL/MCL tears.
After almost 30 years of moving all over the world with her USAF husband, they made the decision to move back home to central Texas to be near their daughter and Terrie’s parents. When she’s not working out, you can find Terrie hiking, reading, doing paper crafts, or hanging out with her husband, their dog, and their two kitties.
ANGELINE FLETCHER, AFAA-CPT
KARI REICHERT, ISSA-CPT
ANNA SWEET M.ED., NASM-CPT
VANESSA TERPENNING, AFAA-CPT
BRIT'NEY SMITH, ACE-CPT
Angie holds a degree in dance education and is certified as a Texas Dance Educator. She also holds her personal training certification from AFAA. Angie specializes in flexibility and endurance, cardio and group conditioning, senior and children’s fitness and injury prevention. When Angie isn’t training or dancing she enjoys hiking, paddle boarding, reading, and traveling.
Anna believes that mindset and motivation are key to maintain our health goals. Anna holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interdisciplinary Studies and a Master’s Degree in Education. She is certified as a personal trainer through NASM. As someone who was once very overweight, she can relate to the struggles of lifestyle change, she wants to help others find their fitness love and see the changes that result. When she isn’t teaching classes or training, Anna works full time as a teacher and has two teens that keep her busy.
Brit’ney has had her own journey with health and fitness, losing 40 pounds and learning how to do it in a healthy way. She is ACE certified and continues to learn more about health and fitness and how to integrate it daily into her client’s lives. Her goal is to help her clients become more confident, healthy, and happy individuals. Brit’ney’s areas of specialty are strength training, weight loss, aqua fitness and interval training. When not training, Brit’ney is pursing her degree in Kinesiology and spending with her family.
Kari finds true enjoyment from seeing people reach their goals and feel great about themselves. That’s why she is an ISSA certified personal trainer and has a passion for teaching group fitness. She believes every client is unique and can help them achieve their goals and push past any barrier. She specializes in weight loss, group training and corrective exercise. When she’s not in the gym, you can find Kari outdoors, traveling and spending time with her husband and son.
Vanessa is a graduate of Texas State University, she holds a degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. She also holds her personal training certification from AFFA and is a NASM Fitness Nutrition Specialist. Vanessa believes in making your health and fitness journey a lifestyle. Vanessa specializes in weight management, strength training, endurance and high intensity training. When she isn’t training, Vanessa loves being outdoors, especially near the water, spending time with family, church and worship and spending time in the World.
Kimberly loves being outdoors with her 3 dogs, enjoying the sunshine and taking in nature. She enjoys being by the water and the solitude it brings. She’s new to New Braunfels, so any tips of fun things to do are always welcome!
Tired of home workouts but not ready to get back to the gym? Bring a piece of Das Rec home with you! Trainer in a Box comes complete with exercises, equipment and exclusive access to our Facebook group with workout break downs, support, and more. Cost is $10/week + $30 refundable equipment deposit.
DAS REC AQUATICS: SWIM LESSONS
PARENT/CHILD Ages: 6 - 24 month
Familiarize children with the water and teach swimming readiness skills. Provide safety information for parents and teach techniques parents can use to orient their children to the water. Parents must be in the water with the student.
PRESCHOOL Ages: 3-5
LEVEL 1 Introduction to Aquatic Skills Ages: 6-12
Familiarize children to the aquatic environment and help them acquire basic aquatic skills. Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices in and around water. Orient participants to the aquatic environment and help them gain basic aquatic skills. Help participants begin to develop positive attitudes and safe practices around water. Skills to be learned: Bobs, blowing bubbles, glides and recovery, basics of freestyle.
LEVEL 2 Fundamental Aquatic Skills Ages: 6-12
Build on the basic aquatic skills and water safety skills and concepts learned in Level 1. Skills to be learned: Combined arm & leg action on front, various floating techniques, increased distance swim.
LEVEL 3 Stroke Development Ages: 6-12
Build on the skills learned in Levels 1 and 2 to help participants achieve basic water competency in a pool environment. Skills to be learned: Survival float, treading water, elementary backstroke, breaststroke kick, streamline position.
LEVEL 4 & 5 Stroke Improvement and Refinement Ages: 6-12
Help participants refine their performance of all six swimming strokes (i.e., front crawl, back crawl, butterfly, breaststroke, elementary backstroke and sidestroke). Skills to be learned: Open turns, butterfly, breaststroke, increased time treading water, increase distance swim.
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS AGES: 3-17
Receive one-on-one attention to enhance swim skills. Private swim lessons are ideal for anyone who wants a more customized experience for children and teens.
GROUP SWIM LESSONS
Don’t let fear keep you out of the water. Skills from the American Red Cross Learn to Swim programs are taught by our certified Water Safety Instructors to help your child overcome fear and increase their enjoyment and confidence in water. Age: 6 months-12 years Cost: $60 for 8 lessons Session 1: (M/W) Sept. 27 – Oct. 20 (Tu/Th) Sept. 28 – Oct. 21 Session 2: (M/W) Oct. 25 – Nov. 17 (Tu/Th) Oct. 26 – Nov. 18 Session 3: (M/W) Nov. 29 – Dec. 15 (7 week session) (Tu/Th) Nov. 30 – Dec. 16 (7 week session) Session 4: (M/W) Jan. 3 – Jan. 26 (Tu/Th) Jan. 4 – Jan. 27 Session 5: (M/W) Jan. 31 – Feb. 23 (Tu/Th) Feb. 1 – Feb. 24
PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Private lessons are available and custom designed for each student. Work at your own pace in this 1-on-1 private lesson. This is ideal for anyone looking for a more customized experience for children and teens, adult lessons are available upon request. Age: 3-12 years Cost: $80 for 4 - 30 minute lessons Session 1: (M/W) Sept. 27 – Oct. 6 (Tu/Th) Sept. 28 – Oct.7 Session 2: (M/W) Oct. 11 – Oct. 20 (Tu/Th) Oct. 12 – Oct. 21 Session 3: (M/W) Oct. 25 – Nov. 3 (Tu/Th) Oct. 26 – Nov. 4 Session 4: (M/W) Nov. 8 – Nov. 17 (Tu/Th) Nov. 9 – Nov. 18 Session 5: (M/W) Nov. 29 –Dec.8 (Tu/Th) Nov. 30 –Dec. 9 Session 6: (M/W) Jan. 3 – Jan. 12 (Tu/Th) Jan. 4 – Jan. 13
Session 7: (M/W) Jan. 17 – Jan. 26 (Tu/Th) Jan. 18 – Jan. 27 Session 8: (M/W) Jan. 31 – Feb. 9 (Tu/Th) Feb. 1 – Feb. 10 Session 9: (M/W) Feb. 14 – Feb. 23 (Tu/Th) Feb. 15 – Feb. 24
Parent/Child Preschool Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
ADULT PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS
Adult lessons are available upon request. Please email Ann at firstname.lastname@example.org or call Das Rec at 830-221-4170. $80/4 - 30 minute lessons.
Level 4 & 5 Private
BABYSITTING CERTIFICATION CLASS Start your own babysitting service the right way with a certification from our trained American Red Cross Instructor. This course provides the knowledge and skills necessary to safely give care for children and infants. Participants will develop leadership skills, and learn basic child care, first aid, and CPR. Please bring a sack lunch.
Age: 11-15 | Cost: $80 | 9am-3pm Das Rec Party Room A: November 23 B: December 28
CONTACT INFORMATION: GRETCHEN PRUETT Library Director email@example.com
700 East Common Street New Braunfels, TX 78130 Phone Number: 830-221-4300 www.nbtexas.org/library
HOURS OF OPERATION:
Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
9am–8pm 9am–6pm 9am–5pm 1–5pm
DID YOU KNOW? The first public library in New Braunfels was founded in 1928 and began with a shelf of books in a room in a downtown building.
PUBLIC LIBRARY The New Braunfels Public Library is more than just books! We have a vast digital library that includes streaming movies, downloadable music, online technology and language courses, online genealogical resources and, of course, eBooks for all ages. If you haven’t explored your library recently, drop by and see what’s new! Check out pages 26 and 27 for Library programs. For additional details on programs and events offered at the New Braunfels Public Library, visit the online calendar: www.nbtexas.org/libraryevents
FRIENDS OF THE NEW BRAUNFELS PUBLIC LIBRARY
Promotes knowledge of the functions, sources, services and needs of the New Braunfels Public Library and fosters closer relations between the Library and the citizens of New Braunfels and surrounding area.
CHILDREN & TWEEN PROGRAMS BABY RHYME TIME
In this special program just for babies and their caregivers, we read a book as a group, sing, clap, bounce, and play music with an emphasis on bonding with baby in a positive, literacy rich environment. Siblings are welcome to attend. Age: Newborn–18 months | Free | 9:30-10:00am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Mondays
In this lively program we read stories, share rhymes and songs, make music with shakers, dance with scarves, and MOVE! We end with a short playtime with friends. Siblings are welcome to attend. Age: 18 months–36 months | Free | 10:30-11:00am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Mondays & Tuesdays
NEW BRAUNFELS PUBLIC LIBRARY FOUNDATION
The mission of the Foundation is to secure private funding to meet the Library’s needs for program development and improvement of services and facilities that are not normally met by public funding.
Let’s focus on reading readiness! We share best practices for developing early literacy skills, including letter knowledge, phonological awareness, print motivation and more. We also have fun counting and exploring colors and shapes. After storytime, we get creative with an art activity! Siblings are welcome to attend. Age: 3–5 | Free | 9:30-10:00am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Tuesdays & Wednesdays
SATURDAY FAMILY STORYTIME
Bring the whole family to our storytime for all ages! We share books, songs, rhymes, and music in a warm, welcoming environment for all ages. We also have fun counting and exploring colors and shapes. After storytime, we get creative with a related craft. Age: All | Free | 10:30-11:00am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Saturdays
Bring the whole family to our storytime for all ages! We share books, songs, rhymes, and music in a warm, welcoming environment for all ages. We also have fun counting and exploring colors and shapes. After storytime, we get creative with a related craft. Age: All | Free | 6:00-6:30pm Westside Community Center Tuesdays
BILINGUAL STORYTIME (ENGLISH/SPANISH)
Join us for an interactive storytime that includes an introduction to basic Spanish vocabulary words including numbers, colors, parts of the body, and more! All books and songs are presented in both English and Spanish. Age: 3-5 | Free | 10:30-11:00am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Check online calendar for specific days Westside Branch (inside Westside Community Center) Check online calendar for specific days
Each month, we’ll introduce a different artist or illustrator, art style, or technique through a hands-on project. Age: 3-5 | Free | 4:00-5:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Check online calendar for specific days and times
CURIOSITY CLUB: ART EXPLORERS
On the first Wednesday of the month, we’ll explore different media and art techniques, and you’ll take home some fridge-worthy creations! Age: 5-7 | Free | 4:00-5:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First Wednesdays
CURIOSITY CLUB: GROWING UP WILD
Growing Up Wild is a program developed by the Council for Environmental Education and has several aims: • To teach young people how to think about wildlife, not what to think • Include helpful, scientific background information with all activities • Incorporate powerful techniques and methods for teaching problem solving and decision-making skills Every second Wednesday of the month, Curiosity Club will feature a different activity from the Growing Up Wild curriculum. Age: 5-7 | Free | 4:00-5:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Second Wednesdays
CURIOSITY CLUB: HOLIDAY-PALOOZA!
Curiosity Club will explore a different holiday or celebration each month. We’ll travel the globe and delve into holidays from different cultures, wacky U.S. holidays and ones you may celebrate at home with your family! Age: 5-7 | Free | 4:00-5:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Third Wednesdays
CURIOSITY CLUB: BUILD IT
Every fourth Wednesday of the month, Curiosity Club will explore different ways to build. We’ll use all the fun stuff the library has to offer, including Keva planks, LEGO, giant MagnaTiles, Strawbees, and more! Age: 5-7 | Free | 4:00-5:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Fourth Wednesdays
EVENING FAMILY STORYTIME
TWEEN ART AFTERNOONS
Join us for an art hour themed around a specific artist or art movement. All supplies are provided. Past projects have included pointillism scenes, Matisse-style “drawing with scissors” collage, and Calder-inspired sculptures. Age: 8-12 | Free | 4:00-5:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First Tuesdays
STEAM FOR TWEENS
These programs will involve aspects of Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) activities to enrich curious scientific minds. Themes will change monthly and cover topics like building challenges, properties of minerals, and ecosystems. Age: 8-12 | Free | 4:00-5:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Second Tuesdays
DIY @ YOUR LIBRARY FOR TWEENS
Join us for an afternoon of crafting and hands-on creation. Past projects have included homemade butter in a jar, melting perler beads into designs and using 3D pens. Age: 8-12 | Free | 4:00-5:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Third Tuesdays
TWEEN OPEN ART STUDIO
Create art with us in a fun, informal setting. We will include an array of different art supplies each session for participants to create anything they’d like, from watercolor masterpieces to painted clay beads. Age: 8-12 | Free | 4:00-5:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Fourth Tuesdays
PUBLIC LIBRARY OPEN CHESS FOR KIDS AND TEENS
Looking for practice or some new opponents? Join us at this open time to play and practice. All skill levels welcome. Playing chess can improve problem-solving and critical thinking skills and spatial awareness. It is also a great way to meet new people. You are strongly encouraged to bring your own sets and timers, but some will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. Age: 7-17 | Free | 6:00-7:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First and third Wednesdays
VIDEO GAME CLUB FOR TWEENS AND TEENS
Are you a gamer? Would you like to talk to other gamers about tips and ideas to get through tricky levels? Discuss and fan out over your favorite video games with fellow gamers in our new Video Game Club for Tweens and Teens. Age: 11-17 | Free | 4:00-5:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First and third Fridays
TEEN & ADULT PROGRAMS TEEN ART AFTERNOONS
Join us for an art hour themed around a specific artist or art movement. All supplies are provided. Past projects have included pointillism scenes, Matisse-style “drawing with scissors” collage, and Calder-inspired sculptures. Age: 13-18 | Free 5:00-6:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First Thursdays
TEEN ANIME AND MANGA CLUB
We’ll watch an episode or two of an anime and socialize with other fans while creating a craft related to what we’re watching. Age: 13-18 | Free | 5:00-6:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Second and Fourth Thursdays
DIY @ YOUR LIBRARY FOR TEENS
Stop in to create something fun and different each month, all materials provided! Past projects have included linocut printing, metal stamping, and button-making.
Age: 13-18 | Free | 5:00-6:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Third Thursdays
If you need volunteer hours for school, church, or another organization, we offer weekly dropin volunteer hours. Volunteers can expect to assist with program preparation and other activities around the library. No signup is required; you can attend for as many or as few hours as you need.
TEEN WRITING CLUB
Age: 8-18 | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room First and third Thursdays | 5:00-6:00pm Second and fourth Saturdays | 2:00-4:00pm
If you’re a young writer who wants to share your work and learn techniques for developing characters and worldbuilding, Teen Writing Club is for you. Not into sharing what you write? That’s okay, too! Come for the writing exercises and to hang out with other writers. Age: 13-18 | Free | 5:00-6:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Second Fridays
Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and your questions, and drop in for help from our Digital Services Team. These sessions are designed to help familiarize patrons with common devices and Internet functions in order to encourage digital literacy in our community. Device Advice can include the following: • OverDrive/Libby and SimplyE collections for free eBooks and digital audiobooks • Library resources such as online databases, cloudLibrary, Hoopla, Pronunciator, etc. • Email/Internet basics (please come prepared with your username(s) and password(s) • Social media • Usage of patron-owned devices such as eReaders, tablets, and smartphones • Basic computer troubleshooting • Other computer or technology-related questions Age: All | Free | 1:00-2:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Wednesdays
DUNGEONS & DRAGONS
The core of Dungeons and Dragons is storytelling. You and your friends tell a story together, guiding your heroes through quests for treasure, battles with deadly foes, daring rescues, courtly intrigue, and much more. Experienced players are welcome, but no previous experience playing DnD is necessary for this program. Beginners are encouraged to attend and will pick up the basics of DnD without getting bogged down by rule books. Age: 15+ | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Fridays | 5:00-7:00pm Saturdays | 3:00-5:00
HORROR BOOK GROUP
Our Horror Book Group enjoys lively discussions of each month’s selected book. Group members help select the book titles for the following year. Come discover different types of horror novels such as psychological, paranormal, monster, slasher, and more! Age: 18+ | Free | 6:30-7:30pm Location TBD; call 830-221-4300 for information September 16 | The Exorcist by William Peter Blatty October 21 | Mexican Gothic by Silvia Moreno-Garcia November 18 | Only the Good Indians by Steven Graham Jones December 16 | The Twisted Ones by T. Kingfishergg
This weekly series is focused on nurturing our sense of well-being. A different topic will be presented and discussed each week. Registration is required. Age: 18+ | Free | 11:30am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Wednesdays | Sept. 8, 2021-Jan. 26, 2022
Friends of the New Braunfels Public Library 35th Annual Book Sale
The Friends of the Library’s annual book sale raises funds each year to support free-to-the-public programs offered at the library. In 2019 the Friends of the New Braunfels Public Library, Inc. gave over $100,000 in donated items and money raised through fundraising in the bookstore, through online sales, at the Children’s Book Sale, and the annual book sale. Standard book sale prices range from $.25 to $2, while collectibles will vary in price. A preview night will be held Thursday, Oct. 7. Those interested in attending the preview night (which includes the privilege of first pick on the sale items!) should join Friends of the Library by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 6.
Age: All | Free admission New Braunfels Civic/Convention Center Friday, Oct. 8 | 9:00am-7:30pm Saturday, Oct. 9 | 9:00am-12:30 pm $5 Bag Sale | Saturday, Oct. 9 | 1:00-5:00 pm | 1-5 pm
Texas Master Naturalist Carol Clark covers the amazing story of the Monarch butterfly lifecycle and migration, clarifies some common misconceptions about Monarchs, explains historic and current threats to Monarch populations, and demonstrates why Texas is a pivotal location for Monarchs’ future success. The program also covers real steps Texas residents can take to help bolster the Monarch population and what to plant to feed Monarchs. Registration is required. Age: 18+ | Free | 2:00pm Virtual via Zoom Thursday, Sept. 9, 2021
WRITING WORKSHOP: USING RESEARCH TO DEVELOP CHARACTERS
Forming characters in both fiction and memoir can be a daunting task. One secret to a well-developed character is good research — discovering important facts and trivia about our heroines and heroes brings them to life for our readers. Gail Kittleson, author of historical fiction novels as well as memoirs, explains her process for finding and using those hidden historical gems that add interest and dimension to our characters. Registration is required. Age: 18+ | Free | 2:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021
PLANTING FOR BLUEBIRD SUCCESS
HOBBY CLUBS MEET & GREET
Age: 18+ | Free | 2:00 PM Virtual via Zoom Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021
Age: 18+ | Free | 11:00am-6:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Thursday, Jan. 22, 2022
LOCAL AUTHOR FAIR
THE GREAT BACKYARD BIRD COUNT
Texas Master Naturalist Carol Clark as she explains basic bluebird facts, nest box placement and design, strategies for planting that encourage bluebirds to visit your landscape, and specific native plants that attract bluebirds and support their breeding success. Registration is required.
Chat with local authors as you stroll through the library and visit their tables. Age: All | Free | 11:00am-1:00pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Saturday, Oct. 16, 2021
HOLIDAY GIFT TAGS USING WATERCOLOR PENCILS Add a personal touch to your gifts by learning to use watercolor pencils to create your own unique gift tags. Registration is required.
WESTSIDE COMMUNITY CENTER
Age: 18+ | Free | 10:30am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021
It’s a new year and a great time to discover a new interest. Explore clubs interested in arts, crafts, science, sports, outdoor activities, and much more. Local clubs will be represented at tables throughout the library. This is your chance to chat with local hobbyists and find your new passion!
Join us for fun and information about birds and birding while participating in the annual Great Backyard Bird Count. Whether you count one bird or hundreds, participating is easy and fun for all ages! Let birds bring you closer to nature and to each other. Launched in 1998 by the Cornell Lab of Ornithology and National Audubon Society, the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC) was the first online citizen-science project to collect data on wild birds and to display results in near real-time. Registration is required. Age: All | Free New Braunfels Public Library Saturday, Feb. 19, 2022
PARDON OUR PROGRESS!
The full-service Westside Branch of the New Braunfels Public Library is under construction on the grounds of the Westside Community Center. This project, approved under the 2019 Bond, will take library services provided at this location from a 600-square-foot room inside the community center to an 8,000-square-foot standalone facility with a 25,000-item collection, a teaching garden,computer workspaces, and more. The Westside Branch is currently under construction with an anticipated completion date of June 2022. Until then, we are not anticipating any major changes to the hours or services at Westside Community Center, but please understand that construction may come with unanticipated surprises. For the most up-to-date information, call 830-221-4630.
Bingocize is a health promotion program that combines the game of Bingo fall-prevention exercises (seated or standing). Come play Bingo and meet new people while learning about techniques to reduce falls. Bingocize is an exercise for your body, mind, and spirit! Space is limited; register online. Age: Seniors | Cost: Free | 2:00pm Westside Community Center Gym Mondays and Wednesdays, Oct. 4-Dec. 15
Zumba is a high-energy, cardio-dance workout that will get your heart pumping and put more than a little pep in your step. The energy is infectious; you’ll find yourself returning time and time again. No dance experience is necessary for this class — stop in for a session and watch your change your day for the better. Age: 18+ | Free | 12:15pm Westside Community Center Gym Mondays
Enjoy Latin dance moves during this high-energy exercise class. Carol will get you moving, shaking, and smiling to the music — a fun addition to your day. Age: 18+ Westside Community Center Gym Tuesdays | Free| 12:00pm Saturdays | Free | 10:00am
Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that’s now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, ﬂowing movements. Age: 18+ | Free | 2:00pm Westside Community Center Gym Tuesdays
PICKLEBALL FOR SENIORS
Pickleball is a paddle sport created for all ages and skill levels that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. These sessions offer recreational play for intermediate-level players who want to maintain their skills while enjoying a social level of play. Age: Seniors | Free | 9:00am Westside Community Center Gym Wednesdays
Line dancing is a fun, healthy, and rewarding activity. No previous dance experience is needed, just the desire to join us for some great exercise with a fun group of people! Age: 18+ | Free | 10:00am Westside Community Center Gym Thursdays
Bring your smartphone, tablet, or laptop and your questions and drop in for help from our Digital Services Team. These sessions are designed to help familiarize patrons with common device and Internet functions in order to encourage digital literacy in our community. Device Advice can include the following: • OverDrive/Libby and SimplyE collections for free eBooks and digital audiobooks • Library resources such as online databases, cloudLibrary, Hoopla, Pronunciator, etc. • Email/Internet basics (please come prepared with your username(s) and password(s) • Social media • Usage of patron-owned devices such as eReaders, tablets, and smartphones • Basic computer troubleshooting • Other computer or technology-related questions Age: All | Cost: Free | 11:00am Westside Community Center Gym Thursdays
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A low-impact option for yoga, this session is a great opportunity to destress and work on movement and stretching that will help you feel better about the rest of your day. Age: 18+ | Free | 1:30pm Westside Community Center Gym Thursdays
Families can create something beautiful together during monthly art programs with local community artist Stella Olivas. She will lead participants through a unique project each month using a variety of media, including acrylics, pastels and watercolor. Call 830-221-4630 for specific dates and times. Age: All | Free | 4:30pm Westside Community Center
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CONSERVATION PROGRAMS WITH NBU Conserving our most precious natural resources and being good stewards of energy is the best way to ensure those resources are there when we need them. Westside Community Center partners with NBU staff to host conservation programs for a variety of ages on a monthly basis. Visit Westside Community Center’s online calendar or call 830-221-4630 to find out more. TEAM MOTIVATION BOOT CAMP
OPEN GYM TIMES
Age: 18+ | Free | 8:15am Westside Community Center Gym Saturdays
ENGLISH, SPANISH, AND MORE
Grab your water bottle and make a change now! This fun and energy-driven class will get you moving toward your fitness goals or maintaining the fitness level you’ve achieved.
Cristabell West guides you through a new project each month in this fun, informal class. All supplies provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library. Please register in advance through the library’s online calendar or by calling the Westside Community Center Library at 830-221-4301. Age: 18+ | Free | 2:00pm Second Saturday of the month
Looking to get a group together for your nonprofit, church, homeschool group, or family? Give the Westside Community Center Office a call at 830-221-4630 to find out more about setting up a gym time to support your organization.
At various times throughout the year the Westside Community Center offers free ESL classes, Spanish classes for children and adults, and citizenship classes. Call the Westside Community Center Office at 830-2214630 for more information about these programs.
TEXAS AGRILIFE EXTENSION NETWORK OF COMAL COUNTY
The mission of Texas AgriLife Extension Service is improving the lives of people, businesses, and communities across Texas and beyond through highquality, relevant education. Visit Westside Community Center’s online calendar or call 830-221-4630 for more information on programs held in partnership with AgriLife Extension.
People for Trails We work to create trails connecting communities and providing opportunities for education, health, preservation and enjoyment of the natural resources of Comal County. The Trails Alliance hosts volunteer trail-building workdays – great for team building, scouts, families, church and youth groups. Visit www.comaltrails.org for dates and monthly meetings. 30
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