Fun Things In Life Magazine - Fall/Winter 2022-2023

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FALL/WINTER 2022

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FUN THINGS IN LIFE

C I TY O F N E W B R AU N F E LS PA R K S A N D R E C R E AT I O N D E PA RT M E N T

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LOCATIONS 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 345 Landa Street 830-221-4170

OUR MISSION We will create innovative and inclusive opportunities that promote health, conservation, play, and community growth

We will enrich the lives of those who live, work, and play in New

Youth Programs | 8

Sports | 10-13

1946 Monarch Way 830-221-4378

Golf Course | 14 Birthday Parties | 15

LANDA PARK AQUATIC COMPLEX

Nature Programs | 16-17

350 Aquatic Circle 830-221-4360

Civic/Convention Center | 18 Das Rec Fitness | 19-21

LANDA PARK GOLF COURSE

LANDA RECREATION CENTER

Special Activities & Events | 6-7

Holiday Events | 9

FISCHER PARK NATURE EDUCATION CENTER

180 Golf Course Road 830-221-4340

Parks & Trails Maps | 5

OUR VISION Braunfels.

IN THIS ISSUE

Das Rec Aquatics | 22-23

STAY CONNECTED

Follow us on social media! @nbparksandrec

Public Library | 26-29 Westside Community Center | 30-31

164 Landa Park Drive 830-221-4370

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.

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PARKS FOUNDATION

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.


REGISTRATION INFORMATION REGISTER BY PHONE

Phone registration can be made by calling any one of the facilities listed below. Please have your information and credit card ready. Landa Recreation Center: 830-221-4370 Fischer Park: 830-221-4378 Parks Administration Office: 830-221-4350 Das Rec: 830-221-4170

REGISTER ONLINE AT WWW.NEWBRAUNFELS.GOV/SIGNUP

To register online, a family or individual account must be created. We accept VISA, MasterCard, Discover, American Express and e-checks.

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.newbraunfels.gov/Inclusion.

SATISFACTION GUARANTEE

REGISTER IN PERSON

In-person registrations are available at the Parks and Recreation Administrative Office, Landa Recreation Center, Das Rec and Fischer Park NEC. Checks should be made payable to "City of New Braunfels." A charge will be assessed on returned checks.

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.

Das Rec classes and programs listed as free are free for members. Non-members must purchase a day pass to participate in a free class.

PROGRAM & EVENT POLICIES CANCELLATIONS

Help us have successful programs by registering early! All programs must have a minimum number of participants in order to be conducted. If a program does not meet this minimum, the class may be cancelled. Cancellations by customers made five business days prior to the start of a program will receive a refund. No cancellation refunds will be given after the start of a program or event. Registration fees will not be prorated for partial attendance.

PHOTO RELEASE

The New Braunfels Parks and Recreation Department routinely takes photos and videos of participants in recreation activities, programs and special events and/or at recreation facilities. These photos and/or videos 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.

WAIT LISTS

If registering for a class that is full, your name can be placed on a waiting list. This does not guarantee a spot, but individuals will be contacted if an opening becomes available.

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Fall & Winter 2022 SEPTEMBER

Elementary Explorers Kayaking – September 2, ages 6-10, pg 16 Garden Volunteer Day – September 3, all ages, pg 16 Fall Nature Camp – September 5, ages 6-10, pg 16 Cooks with Books – Wednesdays (September 7-28) ages 3-5, pg 8 Fishing 101 – September 10, ages 6+, pg 17 Food For Thought: Lunch & Learn – September 16, all ages, pg 6 Fischer Park Flicks – September 16, all ages, pg 17 Paddles & Pearls Pickleball Mixer – September 16, ages 18+, pg 12 Nerf Gun War - September 17, all ages, pg 6 Landa Park Tour & Hike – September 17, all ages, pg 6 Archery 101 – September 17, ages 8+ , pg 17 Fall Nature Camp – September 23, ages 6-10, pg 16 Nightlife Hike – September 24, all ages, pg 17 Kayaking 101 – September 24, ages 6+, pg 17 Das Rec 3 Point Shootout – September 29, ages 13+, pg 12 Fischer Park Flicks – September 30, all ages, pg 17

OCTOBER

Birding 101 – October 1, ages 6+, pg 17 Garden Volunteer Day – October 1, all ages, pg 16 Historic Cemetery Tour – October 1, all ages, pg 6 Mother Son Par-Tee – October 1, all ages, pg 6 Youth Basketball Kickoff Event – October 2, ages 5-17 , pg 10 Monster Mania – Wednesdays (October 5-26), age 3-5, pg 8 Elementary Explorers Fishing – October 7, ages 6-10, pg 17 Family Fun Campout – October 8, all ages, pg 6 Fishing 101 – October 8, Ages 6+, pg 17 Fall Nature Camp – October 10, ages 6-10, pg 16 Soul Searching Cemetery Tours - October 14 & 15, all ages, pg 7 Souls and Salutations – October 15, ages 16+, pg 19 Monarch Butterfly Tagging – October 15, all ages, pg 17 Archery 101 – October 15, ages 8+, pg 17 Dribbling Shooting Skills Basketball Clinic – Oct 16, ages 5-17, pg 10 Food For Thought: Lunch & Learn – October 21, all ages, pg 6 Beginner Pickleball Clinic – October 21, ages 16+, pg 12 Das Pumpkin Patch – October 22, all ages, pg 6 Monarch Fall Festival – October 22, all ages, back cover Offensive Skills Basketball Clinic - October 23, ages 5-17, pg 10 Interactive Murder Mystery – October 28, Ages 18+, pg 7 Beginner Pickleball Clinic – October 28, ages 16+, pg 12 Kayaking 101 – October 29, ages 6+, pg 17 Defensive Skills Basketball Clinic – October 30, ages 5-17, pg 10

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AT-A-GLANCE

Kids Youth/Tween Adult (16+) All ages

NOVEMBER

Beginner Pickleball Clinic – November 4, ages 16+, pg 12 Elementary Explorers Habitats – November 4, ages 6-10, pg 16 Das Wurst Pickleball Tournament – November 5, ages 15+, pg 12 Garden Volunteer Day – November 5, all ages, pg 16 Fishing 101 – November 12, Ages 6+, pg 17 Daddy Daughter Dance Ticket Sales – Begin November 16, pg 25 Food For Thought: Lunch & Learn– November 18, all ages, pg 6 Downtown Holiday Lighting- November 18, all ages, pg 9 Landa Park Tour & Hike – November 19, all ages, pg 6 Archery 101 – November 19, ages 8+, pg 17 Birding 101 – November 19, ages 6+, pg 17 Nightlife Hike – November 19, all ages , pg 17 Thanksgiving Holiday Camp – Nov 21-23, ages 5-12, pg 8 Kids Day Out November – November 21, 22 & 23, age 5-12, pg 8 Babysitting Certification Class - November 22, ages 11-15, pg 6 Pre-Turkey Burn – November 23, all ages, pg 19 Drop N’ Shop – November 25, ages 4-12, pg 6

DECEMBER

Elementary Explorers Geocaching – December 2, ages 6-10, pg 16 Breakfast with the Grinch – December 3, all ages, pg 9 Fitness Food Drive – December 5-9, ages 14+, pg 19 Fishing 101 – December 10, Ages 6+, pg 17 Food For Thought: Lunch & Learn– December 16, all ages, pg 6 Polar Express in the Park – December 17, all ages, pg 9 Archery 101 – December 17, ages 8+, pg 17 Drop N’ Shop – December 19, 20, 21, ages 4-12, pg 16 Wk 1 Holiday Camp – December 21-23, ages 5-12, pg 8 Wk 2 Holiday Camp – December 26-30, ages 5-12, pg 8 Kids Day Out December - December 21-23, 26-30, age 5-12, pg 8

JANUARY

Kids Day Out January – January 2, 3, 4 & 16, pg 8 Elementary Explorers Furs & Skulls - January 6, ages 6-10, pg 16 Fishing 101 – January 14, Ages 6+, pg 17 Food For Thought: Lunch & Learn– January 20, all ages, pg 6 Archery 101 – January 21, ages 8+, pg 17 * This calendar does not include recurring Das Rec, Library or Westside Community Center events or sports leagues. Please see their respective pages for that information.


PARKS & TRAILS With over 700 acres of parkland, New Braunfels strives to make the "great outdoors" accessible to everyone. The picnic pavilions provide the ideal setting for a family gathering or company picnic, while all of the natural areas offer a retreat from a busy and hectic world. Enjoy a softball or baseball game on one of the athletic fields or teach a child to fish at one of the fishing ponds. With so much to see and do, New Braunfels parks are the perfect destination for the entire family. Plan a family outing and visit one of the many beautiful parks or trails today. Visit the online Parks and Recreation GIS map for more park details.

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SPECIAL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

DAS PUMPKIN PATCH

NERF GUN WAR

All Ages | October 22, 4-6pm | $10 | Das Rec Leisure Pool

Age: All Ages | Cost: $5 per person | 1pm | September 17 Torrey Park

Join us in the pool to pick out the perfect pumpkin to decorate for fall! Once you have you have swum around and picked 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.

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 third Friday of each month. See our Facebook Page for complete schedule. Please feel free to bring your lunch! All Ages | Fridays 12:30-1:30pm Free with Das Rec Membership Das Rec Multipurpose Room A: September 16 – TBA B: October 21 – TBA C: November 18 - TBA

D: December 16 - TBA E: January 20 - TBA F: February 17 - TBA

DROP N’ SHOP

Need time to shop? Drop your child off for a fun-filled time at Das Rec. Your child will enjoy a variety of activities including crafts, games, sports and more while you tackle your shopping list! Please bring a snack, water bottle, and wear appropriate gym clothes. Ages 4-12 | 9am-1pm | $20/child Das Rec A: Friday, November 25 B: Monday, December 19 C: Tuesday, December 20 D: Wednesday, December 21 Parents/Caregivers who arrive late after 1pm for pick up will be charged a fee of $1.00 per minute they are late. Fees are due at the time of pick up. Notices of being late are appreciated, but fees still apply. If parent or emergency contacts cannot be contacted for 30 minutes, PD may be called.

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. Ages 11-15 | November 22 | December 28 | 9am-3pm | $100 Das Rec Party Room

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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.

MOTHER/SON PAR-TEE

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. Age: All Ages | Cost: $10 per person | 7:30pm | October 1 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 22nd. Age: All Ages | Cost: $15 per person | 3pm | October 8 Cypress Bend 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 | Landa Recreation Center September 17 November 19

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 and 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 1 Comal Cemetery


masquerade murder AN INTERACTIVE MURDER MYSTERY

October 28 | 7pm | Landa Haus $40 | Ages 18+

EXPERIENCE THE HISTORY, TRADITION AND BEAUTY OF THIS HALLOWED GROUND.

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES & EVENTS

Bloodwood

Bloodworth falls is an isolated town plagued with scandals. The townsfolk bicker in the streets, and many believe the local government is corrupt. Nevertheless, the mayor is hosting a masquerade ball in the old Bloodwood Castle. The tickets to the event have sold out in record time. The townspeople are curious to find out why the mayor would put in effort into doing something positive in this gloom. Anticipation for the event hangs thickly in the air, and many are already hunting for the perfect mask. You are worried what will happen on this night when toxic people come together. You are alarmed, as you didn’t purchase your ticket - it was placed in your mailbox in an unmarked envelope. Somebody wants you there, but you don’t know why. This is where your story begins.

Established in 1868, the Comal Cemetery is the burial ground for some of New Braunfels’ founders and notable citizens. Hear the stories of these illustrious souls told by actors as living history portrayals.

October 14 & 15 Golf Cart Tours Friday at 6pm Saturday at 5:30 & 6pm Proceeds from this event support Comal Cemetery preservation

$20/PERSON

Purchase at the Parks & Rec Admin Office | 110 Golf Course Rd | (830) 221-4350

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YOUTH PROGRAMS

COOKS WITH BOOKS

Put on your cooking hat as we dive into some of your favorite foods from books you love! Each day, campers will enjoy a book from Laura Numeroff’s If You Give… series and then participate in a craft and cooking activity from that story. Age: 3-5 | Cost: $45 | 9-10:30am Landa Recreation Center A: September 7-28 (Wednesdays)

MONSTER MANIA

Delight in monster-themed activities that are not so scary. Craft monster works of art, play monster games, and even bake tasty monster treats. Age: 3-5| Cost: $45 | 9-10:30am Landa Recreation Center A: October 5-26 (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: $70 | 7:30am-6pm Landa Recreation Center A: Nov 21-23 Winter Break- Week 1 Age: 5-12 | Cost: $70 | 7:30am-6pm Landa Recreation Center B: Dec 21-23 Winter Break- Week 2 Age: 5-12 | Cost: $120 | 7:30am-6pm Landa Recreation Center C: Dec 26-30

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KID’S DAY OUT

Spend the day at the Landa Recreation Center with funfilled 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: 5-12 | Cost: $25 | 7:30am-6pm Landa Recreation Center A: November 21 B: November 22 C: November 23 D: December 21 E: December 22 F: December 23 G: December 26 H: December 27 I: December 28 J: December 29 K: December 30 L: January 2 M: January 3 N: January 4 O: January 16


NOVEMBER 18 | 6PM

Come kick off the holiday season with us! The program will begin at 6 p.m. with a performance by the New Braunfels Community Band. Mayor Rusty Brockman will address the crowd around 6:30 p.m. and then lead the countdown to flip the switch that will turn on the thousands of twinkling lights. Once the lights are on, Santa Claus is scheduled to arrive on an antique fire truck provided by the New Braunfels Fire Department. Santa will make his way to the Main Plaza bandstand, where families will have an opportunity to take pictures with him.

HOLIDAY EVENTS

Downtown Tree Lighting

BREAKFAST WITH THE GRINCH DECEMBER 3

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. All Ages | $15 per person | Landa Haus December 3 | 8-9am December 3 | 9:15-10:15am

POLAR EXPRESS IN THE PARK DECEMBER 17 | 6:30PM Get in the holiday spirit with a FREE showing of Polar Express at the Dance Slab. Wear weather-appropriate clothes and bring your own chairs and blankets for the movie. Train rides will be available for purchase before the movie begins- cash only. Free | All ages | Landa Park Dance Slab

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SPORTS

YOUTH SPORTS DAS REC YOUTH VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

This recreational volleyball league emphasizes skill development and fun while promoting teamwork and fair play. Teams are coed in this instructional league that focuses on the fundamentals of volleyball and sportsmanship. Younger children learn basics like bumping, setting and spiking. Each player receives a uniform; children must have sneakers with non-marking soles to participate. One practice per week that shall be held between MondayFriday from 6pm-9pm. 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. Upon registration you will select a practice day/ time; this will also be your team for the season. Volunteer Coaches needed! Signup available at DasRec.com. Coaches meeting required. September 17-November 19 Das Rec Gymnasium $105 for Das Rec Members | $115 for Non-Members

If you are looking for something new to try, refine specific skills, or simply get a good workout on the court, our basketball clinics are perfect for you! These 3 clinics focus on the basics of passing, dribbling, shooting, as well as skills to be a better athlete on and off the court through games and activities. Das Rec Gymnasium FREE if registered for Youth Basketball League $25 for all 3 or $10 drop in each week Ages: 5-7 from 1-2pm 8-11 from 2-3pm 2-17 from 3-4pm A: October 16 - Dribbling and Shooting Skills Clinic B: October 23 - Offensive Skills Clinic C: October 30 - Defensive Skills Clinic D: All 3 clinics

DAS REC WINTER YOUTH BASKETBALL LEAGUE

YOUTH BASKETBALL KICKOFF EVENT

This recreational basketball league teaches youth the basics of the game, skill development, teamwork and good sportsmanship. This is a great opportunity for your child to not only improve their skills but to meet new friends while promoting an active lifestyle. Each player receives a uniform; children must have sneakers with non-marking soles to participate. Season is 10 weeks long. One practice per week determined at registration; will be held any time between Monday-Thursday from 5pm-7pm for Mighty Mites, Juniors, and Minors and from 7pm-9pm for Majors, Seniors, and High School Leagues and Sundays 2pm-4pm for Mighty Mites, Juniors, Minors and Majors and from 4pm-6pm for Seniors and High School Leagues. League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. Awards given at the end of the season. Registration through December 3.

Ages 5-17 | Sunday October 2 | Free Das Rec Gymnasium

Ages 5 - 17 | Season runs January 7-March 11 Das Rec Gymnasium $105 for Das Rec Members | $115 for Non-Members

A: Ages 7-8 B: Ages 9-10 C: Ages 11-12 D: Ages 13-14 Trying to decide if basketball is right for your little one? Hit the hardwood on Sunday, October 2 for our FREE basketball clinic, kicking off our youth basketball league registration. This fun event, for ages 5-17 will review basic rules and skills in passing, dribbling, and shooting, as well as offensive and defensive skills. Come see what our Das Rec youth basketball league is all about!

A: Ages 5-7: 1-2pm B: Ages 8-11: 2-3pm C: Ages 12-17: 3-4pm

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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


SPORTS

YOUTH SPORTS LEAGUES In partnership with local youth sport associations, New Braunfels Parks & Recreation is proud to provide various youth sport leagues for our community. For more info or to register, you may contact the respective youth sport association at the contact info provided below.

NBYSA – NEW BRAUNFELS YOUTH SOCCER ASSOCIATION nbyouthsoccer.com

NBGSA – NEW BRAUNFELS GIRLS SOFTBALL ASSOCIATION nbgsa.com

NBLL – NEW BRAUNFELS LITTLE LEAGUE

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ADULT OUTDOOOOR SPORTS LEAGUES Who says kids are the only ones that get to have all the fun? Adult outdoor sport leagues are a great way to bring out the kid in you and have some fun too! Whether it’s to exercise, socialize or to compete, there’s no shortage of benefits from participating in adult athletic leagues! Come take a look at all the leagues we have to offer and get your team registered today!

REGISTRATION DATES: July 25 - August 29 LEAGUE START DATE: Week of September 12 FOR MORE INFO OR TO REGISTER: 830-221-4370 ADULT KICKBALL

8-game regular season and end of season playoff tournament for all teams! League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. For more info, please visit, www.teamsideline.com/newbraunfels. Ages 18+ | Camp Comal | $200 per team

ADULT SOFTBALL

8-game regular season and end of season playoff tournament for all teams! League play is governed by USA Softball, TAAF and local league rules. For more info, please visit, www.teamsideline.com/newbraunfels. Ages 18+ | Camp Comal | $200 per team + $20 per game umpire fee (pay at plate) Divisions offered: Monday Co-Ed Tuesday Mens Wednesday Mens

ADULT SAND VOLLEYBALL

16-game regular season (8-week Doubleheader Season) and end of season playoff tournament for all teams! League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. For more info, please visit, www.teamsideline.com/newbraunfels. Ages 18+ | Landa Park Volleyball Courts | $200 per team Divisions offered: Monday 4v4 Open, Thursday 6v6 Co-Ed

Divisions offered: Thursday Co-Ed

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ADULT SPORTS OVER THE HILL 3V3 BASKETBALL LEAGUE

Over the hill, but not over the game? New for 2022 is our 3v3 basketball league for men 40 years old and over. This recreational league is focused on keeping you in the game while staying active, having fun, and building friendships. Season consists of 10 weeks. Regular season play will be 8 weeks with 2 games per night. Following the regular season there will be a 2 week double elimination playoff. Games will be self-officiated and played half-court. Max of 5 players per roster. League and playoff structure is subject to change based upon the number of teams registered. Manager meeting Wednesday, September 7 at 6pm via Zoom. Ages 40+ | Wednesday nights Sep 14-Nov 16, 6-9pm Das Rec Gymnasium Early registration through August 24: $225 per team or $45 individual signup Regular registration August 25-September 3: $275 per team/$50 individual signup

ADULT INDOOR VOLLEYBALL LEAGUE

Stay active and competitive in a supportive environment by participating in Das Rec’s Adult Indoor Volleyball League. The season will consist of 9 regular season games plus a 1-week playoff. League play is governed by TAAF and local league rules. Officials fees are included. Please register early as there are a limited number of teams that are allowed. League and playoff structure is subject to change based upon the number of teams registered. Manager meeting Tuesday, September 6 at 6pm via Zoom. Ages 18+| Tuesday nights | Sep 13-Nov 15, 6-9pm Das Rec Green Gym Early registration through August 23: $375 per team/$45 individual signup Regular registration begins August 24-September 3: $400 per team/$50 individual signup

PADDLES & PEARLS LADIES PICKLEBALL MIXER

Grab your BFF’s for a fun afternoon of pickleball at this social mixer with round robin tournament-style games. Limited spots available so be sure to call in or sign up individually online to make a reservation. Preevent beginner clinic at 2:30pm with round robin play beginning at 3pm. Door prize giveaways at the end of the mixer. Ages 18+ | September 16 | 3-6pm Das Rec Gymnasium Free for members | $15 per person/non-member

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BEGINNER PICKLEBALL CLINIC

Every new player learning Pickleball needs time to practice with like-skilled players. Perfect time for new players who have the basic understanding of the game and would like to practice and improve the essential skills of a game. Pickleball Trainer will be available to help coach or answer questions. Please be sure to sign up for each week you would like to participate. Clinics will include basic fundamental skills such as serves, serve return, dinking, volleys, movement on the court and team strategies Ages 16+ | Fridays 1-3pm | Oct 21 & 28, Nov 4 Das Rec Blue Gym   Cost: Free with paid registration in Adult Pickleball Ladder League |$30 for all 3 | $15 drop-in

DAS WURST PICKLEBALL TOURNAMENT

Don your leiderhosen and dirndle as we kick off German festivities in New Braunfels with the annual Das Wurst Pickleball Tournament! Mixed juniors age 15+, family and generational teams encouraged to sign up! Two divisions open for registration to all co-ed Teams - Rec 2.5-3.0 and Competitive 3.0-3.5 skill level. Tournament format is Round Robin Pool Play with winners from each pool advancing to a Single Elimination bracket. 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams will be awarded in each division. Maximum of 16 Teams per division. Ages 15+ | Saturday, November 5 | Time TBD Das Rec Gymnasium Cost: $40 per team/Das Rec Member $50 per team/Non-Member

DAS REC 3 POINT SHOOTOUT

Come see if you have what it takes to be crowned Das Rec’s 3 Point Champion. Each participant will have 15 balls to shoot, with 5 balls per rack. There will be a 45 second timer to complete all 15 shots. Each rack will contain a “money” ball worth an extra point for a possible high score of 18 points. This is a drop-in event and there is no limit on the number of attempts you can purchase. Prizes will be awarded to top scoring players! Open to Das Rec members only. Teen Division 13-17 | Adult Division 18+ Thursday, September 29, 6-8:30pm Das Rec Green Gymnasium $5 per attempt

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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 9, 2023. Max 16 team spots for each Division. Ages 18+ | Monday Nights | Jan 9-Feb 13, 5:30-8:30pm Das Rec Blue Gym Early Registration thru December 12: $60/team Regular Registration thru January 3: $70/team

PICKLEBALL LESSONS

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. All Ages | Das Rec Gymnasium Cost: Individual: $40/hour Groups of 2+: $25/hour each individual

Unique Gifts

Need a Christmas gift for someone who is hard to buy for? RECIPES FOR THE SOUL COOKBOOK | $35 For the cook or history fan in your family. Inside you will find recipes including easy to transport dishes, libations for reminiscing, hearty meals to feed the mourning, and plenty of advice, comfort, and good fun! Cookbook sales support the preservation of the historic Comal and New Braunfels Cemeteries. LANDA PARK BOOK | $45 For those who love Landa Park. Take a look at Landa Park through the years and see why it has remained the heart of New Braunfels since the late 1800’s!

LANDA PARK MINI TRAIN ANNUAL PASS | $40 For the kid in all of us. Unlimited rides on the Landa Park Railroad for one full year! GOLF COURSE PRO SHOP For the golfer in your life! Golf clubs, apparel, accessories, and gift cards are available in our Pro Shop which features a variety of golf equipment for every age, budget, and skill level. MAIN PLAZA MEMORIAL BRICK | $150 A memorial brick on the Main Plaza will say Happy Holidays all year long. Personalize your statement to fit the recipient. Proceeds of the brick program support upkeep of this historic park.

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GOLF COURSE

DID YOU KNOW WE OFFER LESSONS?

Golf lessons are by appointment, please contact the Golf Shop to book your lesson today!

BOOK A TEE TIME HERE!

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BIRTHDAY PARTIES DAS REC

830-221-4170 Dasrec.com/birthday We host parties year-round, so don’t fret if your birthday doesn’t fall in a summer month. We’re open every month of the year!

LANDA PARK MINIATURE TRAIN The Landa Park miniature train is fun for all ages. A train trip is a wonderful way to explore the park. Cost: $5 per person | 830-625-8285 Annual Pass: $40 per person September through May: Weekends & Holidays Only, 10am-8pm Open Daily: Thanksgiving & Christmas Break

SWIM PARTY BASIC PACKAGE $275 FOR 2 HOURS

• Max 30 guests (including kids and adults) • Two-hour time slot to swim and use the pool party room! • Tables, chairs, refrigerator, and tv provided • Weekends only • Available times 11am - 1pm & 2:30pm - 4:30pm • ALL BOOKINGS MUST BE MADE ONLINE MINIMUM 2 WEEKS IN ADVANCE • Staff will reach out to confirm rental 24 - 48 hours after booking

SWIM PARTY THEME PACKAGES $300 FOR 2 HOURS

• Choose your theme: Luau, Mermaid, Pirate, Shark • Includes everything in the Basic Package

FISCHER PARK

830-221-4378 Choose from one of our themes to ignite your guests’ interest in the natural world. Our package includes two hours of reserved time in our indoor Nature Education Center, one hour of activities hosted by one of our staff members, tables and chairs, basic table covers, and balloons. Themes: Butterflies and things that fly, Animal Explorers, Happy Campers, Dino Roar

$150 FOR 2 HOURS

• Up to 15 guests (not including parents) • One hour of activities • Tables with covers & balloons • Party host • Fishing option $15

$200 FOR 2 HOURS

• Up to 30 guests (not including parents) • One hour of activities • Tables with covers & balloons • Party host

LANDA PARK MINIATURE GOLF The Landa Park Miniature Golf Course boasts 18 holes and provides family entertainment in scenic Landa Park. Cost: $5 per person Ages 3 and under- free Contact: 830-221-4370 Labor Day-October 30: Sat-Sun 10am-8pm

FISCHER PARK KAYAK RENTAL (WEATHER PERMITTING) Weekday rentals available by reservation at 830-221-4378. Saturday | 10am-5pm Sunday | Noon-5pm | $5 per person See Fischer Park Gift Shop for rental purchase and further details. Offered Spring Break– October 31. FISCHER PARK SPRAYGROUND The Fischer Park sprayground is open daily 9am–9pm, from the Friday before Spring Break through October 31, weather permitting.

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NATURE PROGRAM S

FALL NATURE CAMP

CONTACT INFORMATION:

1946 Monarch Way New Braunfels, TX 78130 Phone Number: 830-221-4378 Newbraunfels.gov/fischerpark

HOURS:

Monday-Saturday: 10am-6pm Sunday: 12pm-6pm Starting November 7, we will close at 5pm each day.

PRESCHOOOOL PROGRAMS

Ages 6-10 | 7:30am-6pm | $25 Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: September 5 B: September 23 C: October 10

FAMILY PROGRAMS GARDEN VOLUNTEER DAY

WEE DISCOVERY PRESCHOOL

Help save the monarch butterfly and other pollinators by getting your hands dirty in the Fischer Park Monarch Waystation and Demonstration Garden! Volunteer to plant, water, weed and maintain this natural habitat for native wildlife. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required.

Ages 3-5 | 11am-12pm | $7 Every Tuesday, September 6- January 24 Fischer Park Nature Education Center

Age: All | First Saturday of the Month, 9-10:30am | Free Fischer Park Nature Education Center

Preschoolers will explore nature through interactive games, crafts and activities. Participants will experience different themes and activities each week. Preregistration required. Sign up for three or more classes via phone or in person to receive 20% off.

YOUTH PROGRAMS ELEMENTARY EXPLORERS

Elementary-age students will discover nature through fun-filled activities based on a different theme each session. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Preregistration required. Sign up for three or more classes via phone or in person to receive 20% off. Ages 6-10 | First Friday of the Month, 4-5pm | $7 Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: September 2, Kayaking B: October 7, Fishing C: November 4, Habitats D: December 2, Geocaching E: January 6, Furs & Skulls

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Campers will spend time outdoors exploring nature and learning about the world around them! Each session features themed activities to introduce campers to the great outdoors and includes camper-favorites, such as kayaking, fishing and visiting the playground and sprayground. Campers should bring a water bottle, sunscreen, insect repellent, swimsuit, towel, change of clothes, sack lunch and morning snack each day. Afternoon snacks provided. Staff available for check-in at 7:30am and check-out until 6pm. Pre-registration required.

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With just a bit of gear and a fishing license, fishing is one of the easiest ways to enjoy the outdoors! Learn the basic techniques of casting and closed spincast fishing with a TPWD-certified instructor in this beginner-level class. Equipment provided. Texas fishing license required for participants 17+. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. Ages 6+ | Second Saturday of the Month | $7 Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: September 10, 9-10:30am B: October 8, 9-10:30am C: November 12, 1-2:30pm D: December 10, 1-2:30pm E: January 14, 1-2:30pm

ARCHERY 101

Get out on the field, socialize and become active with the safe, healthy and fun sport of archery! Learn the basic techniques of target archery and handling a compound bow with a certified instructor in this beginner-level class. Equipment provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. Ages 8+ | Third Saturday of the Month | $10 Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: September 17, 9-10:30am B: October 15, 9-10:30am C: November 19, 1-2:30pm D: December 17, 1-2:30pm E: January 21, 1-2:30pm

KAYAKING 101

Explore the waters of the Fischer Park ponds from aboard a sit-on-top kayak. Learn the basic techniques of entering a boat, launching from a pier, and paddling in this beginner-level class. Participants may get wet; please dress appropriately. Equipment provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. Ages 6+ | $10 Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: September 24, 9-10:30am B: October 29, 1-2:30pm

BIRDING 101

More than 150 different types of birds have been spotted at Fischer Park, but how do you tell them all apart? Learn what to look for when you see a bird, how to use binoculars and more while you explore around the Fischer Park ponds. Binoculars provided. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. Ages 6+ | 9:00 – 10:30am | $5 Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: October 1 B: November 19

NATURE PROGRAMS

FISHING 101

NIGHTLIFE HIKE

Your nature guide will take you on a journey around the ponds, through the woods and past the bat house of Fischer Park to discover what goes bump in the night! Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. All Ages | $5 Fischer Park Nature Education Center A: September 3, 7:30-8:30pm B: November 5, 5:30-6:30pm

MONARCH BUTTERFLY TAGGING

Learn about the great Monarch Butterfly migration while catching, tagging and releasing butterflies and other bugs in the Fischer Park Monarch Waystation and Demonstration Garden. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Pre-registration required. All Ages | October 15, 10:30am–11am | $3 Fischer Park Nature Education Center

FISCHER PARK FLICKS PRESENTED BY EVO ENTERTAINMENT

Head out to Fischer Park to enjoy a family friendly movie and meet your favorite characters! Bring your blankets and chairs and we’ll handle the rest! All Ages | 7:45pm | Free Fischer Park Amphitheater A: September 16 “Encanto” : Special Guest Appearance! Mirabel meet and greet from 6:45pm-7:45pm. b: September 30 “Spiderman No way Home”: Special Guest Appearance! Spiderman meet and greet 6:45pm-7:45pm

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CIVIC/CONVENTION CENTER

MORE THAN MEETINGS INSIDE & OUT Our campfire-ready Garden Rooms and Courtyard are just one more reason to love the New Braunfels Civic/ Convention Center. Call today or visit us online to learn more. WWW.NEWBRAUNFELS.GOV/CIVICCENTER 830.221.4011

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NEW AND IMPROVED FOR 2022. Das Rec Homeschool P.E. offers activities that promote physical exercise, social skills, and sportsmanship. Your kids are encouraged to develop a healthy lifestyle through team sports, group games, and fitness activities, all while taking care of your physical education credits. Ages 5-10 from 10:30-11:30am Ages 11-14 from 11:30am-12:30pm Das Rec Green Gym Cost: Members $10 per session Non-members $20 per session Monday/Wednesday A: September 12-28 B: October 3-26 C: October 31-November 16 D: November 28-December 14 Tuesday/Thursday AA: September 13-29 BB: October 4-27 CC: November 1-17 DD: November 29-December 15

SOULS AND SALUTATIONS

Bring your mat and join us as Das Rec ventures outdoors with Jan Kingsbury of Spass Walking Tours into 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. Ages 16+ | Saturday, October 22 | 10-11:30am | $25 New Braunfels Cemetery

PRE-TURKEY BURN

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. All Ages | November 23, 8:30-11:30am Das Rec Group Exercise Studio/Pool Free with Das Rec Membership, encouraging donation of canned/non-perishable | ½ off daily admission fee with donation of canned/non-perishable for non-members

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 week are working to support the fitness food drive! With every canned/non-perishable food item you donate, you will receive one raffle ticket towards our raffle drawing. Raffle prizes to include Das Rec merchandise. Raffle drawing will occur Monday, December 12.

FITNESS

HOMESCHOOL P.E.

Ages 14+ | December 5-9 Das Rec Group Exercise Studio and Multipurpose Room Free for Das Rec Members | ½ off daily admission fee with donation of canned/non-perishable food for Non-Members

TAI CHI

Tai Chi is a series of gentle, flowing, mindful movements designed to improve balance, coordination, concentration, mental, physical and emotional well-being. Come 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 3rd at 2pm. See what Tai Chi is about and come meet your instructor, Marsha Caballero. No sign up required for demo. Ages 16+ | Mondays 2-3pm Das Rec Group Exercise Studio $20 members | $30 non-members A: August 22-Sept 19 (no class Labor Day) B: September 26-October 17 C: October 24-November 14

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, self-respect, and selfconfidence. 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. Das Rec Multipurpose Room | $80 per session A: Juniors (White Belt) Ages 5-12 | Mondays 6-7pm September 12- November 28 B: Juniors (Yellow Belt & Above) Ages 5-12 | Mondays 7-8pm September 12- November 28 C: Seniors Ages 13+ | Mondays 8-9pm September 12- November 28

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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 long-term 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-$150 Eight Sessions-$285 Twelve Sessions-$400 Eighteen Sessions-$575 Twenty-Four Sessions-$730 Thirty-Six Sessions-$1,025

60 Minute Private Session - $60 Four Sessions-$230 Eight Sessions-$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.

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 per week + $30 refundable equipment deposit.

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MEET OUR TRAINERS ANGELINE FLETCHER, AFAA-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.

TERRIE SHORTSLEEVE, ACSM-CPT

Terrie likes to think of fitness as a journey rather than a destination. It’s a journey that is meant for people to explore different areas of fitness and find what way they love to move their bodies. Even better: it’s a journey that it’s never too late to start! Whatever challenges people face, their lives can always be improved through fitness. Small steps done consistently can add up to big changes!.

TINA OLCOTT, NASM-CPT

Tina is energetic with an outgoing personality that is passionate about fitness. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Family and Consumer Science Education and is an NASM Certified Personal Trainer. Tina’s passion and knowledge of fitness comes from the many hours of training she has done to prepare for triathlons, obstacle course races, and long-distance cycling and running. Her goal as a trainer is to motivate her clients and build a fitness program that meets their specific health and wellness goals. She enjoys researching and exploring new creative ways to make working out enjoyable while also accomplishing your goals. Tina is an early riser and looks forward to being part of starting your morning on a positive note.

KARI REICHERT, ISSA-CPT

LISA POKORNY, NASM-CPT

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.

Originally hailing from the northwest suburbs of Chicago, IL, Lisa has spent her entire life being active in some form or fashion. She started gymnastics at a young age and played travel soccer, dabbling in dance, softball and basketball. Movement and fitness keep her positive and motivated and she enjoys helping others achieve their goals and live an active and healthy lifestyle. When she’s not working, you can find her practicing aerial silks and trapeze, reading, crafting or relaxing. She holds a BA in public relations and advertising from DePaul University and is a NASM certified personal trainer.

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 TERPENNING, AFAA-CPT

JILLIAN MOORE, ISSA-CPT

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.

Jillian’s goal as a trainer is to encourage her clients in their health journey, help them meet their goals and build confidence, and find what works for them so that health and fitness can be lifelong. She specializes in flexibility and mobility, strength and conditioning, athletic performance, fat loss and muscle building. After 2 shoulder surgeries that took her out of contact sports, she shifted her workouts from athletic-based to include more strength training, mobility, and functional movement. Whether you’re a seasoned athlete or you’ve never stepped foot in a gym, Jillian is ready to help you meet your goals whatever they are!

JESSICA GLORIA, ACE-CPT

LARIESA HODGES, ACE-CPT

BRIT'NEY SMITH, ACE-CPT

Joseph Pilates once said "It is the mind that shapes the body." Jessica firmly believes that approaching wellness with kindness to oneself and integrity in one's practice yields results that stand the test of time. She plans sessions around the need for both resistance and restoration and encourage students to treat every level of intensity, or lack thereof, with equal intention. Through heavy focus on form, breath and functional movement with gradual progression, her hope for you is a higher quality of life and a deeper understanding of how strong and capable your body is.

"Helping people improve their lives through consistent and fun fitness is what motivates me every day!" I love my clients, and really care about their well-being and personal lives. Every aspect of life can affect our health and motivation to exercise, and I am passionate about establishing a personal connection with each of my clients to help them reach their goals through precise exercise programming and encouragement

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DAS REC AQUATICS

FREE SWIM LEVEL ASSESSMENTS

Did you know that Das Rec offers free swim level assessments? Contact us today to set up an appointment at kbridgeman@newbraunfels.gov. WEEKDAY 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: 6mo-12yr | Cost: $60 for eight lessons Session 1: (M/W) September 12 – October 5 (Tu/Th) September 13 – October 6

Session 2: (M/W) September 26 – October 5 (Tu/Th) September 27 – October 6

Session 3: (M/W) November 28 – December 15 (7 week session) (Tu/Th) November 29 – December 16 (7 week session) Session 4: (M/W) January 9 – February 1 (Tu/Th) January 10 – February 2

Parent/ Child Preschool

Session 3: (M/W) October 10 – October 19 (Tu/Th) October 11 – October 20 Session 4: (M/W) October 24 – November 2 (Tu/Th) October 25 – November 3

SWIM LESSONS SCHEDULE: MON/WED & TUES/THURS 5:30pm

Private lessons are available and custom designed for each student. Work at your own pace in this one-on-one private lesson. This is ideal for anyone looking for a more customized experience for children and teens, adult lessons are available upon request. Session 1: (M/W) September 12 – September 21 (Tu/Th) September 13 – September 22

Session 2: (M/W) October 10 – November 2 (Tu/Th) October 11 – November 3

Level

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

6:15pm

Session 5: (M/W) November 7 – Novemeber 16 (Tu/Th) November 8 – November 17 Session 6: (M/W) November 28 – December 7 (Tu/Th) November 29 – December 8

Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4 & 5 Private

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SWIM LESSONS LEVELS Level

Description

PARENT AND 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

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.

LEVEL 1 Introduction to Aquatic Skills Ages: 6-12

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 and 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, increased distance swim.

PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS AGES: 3-17

ADULT PRIVATE SWIM LESSONS

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.

Adult lessons are available upon request. Please email Ann at avitt@nbtexas.org or call Das Rec at 830-221-4170. $80 per four 30 minute lessons.

MASTERS SWIM TEAM

Want to get back into the swim of things? Masters Swim is for the adult swimmer looking to have a coached workout and improve swim techniques. This program is led by Masters certified coaches. For your convenience, the Das Rec Masters Swim team is setup with monthly installment billing using a debit/credit card authorization. The monthly payment will be drafted on the 1st of each month. Mon, Wed, and Fri: 5-6am Mon-Fri: 8-9am Tues/Thurs: 12-1pm Cost: Members $25 per month Non-member $35 per month

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Volunteer Workdays

PEOPLE FOR TRAILS. We work to create trails connecting communities and providing opportunities for education, health and enjoyment of the natural resources of Comal County. Volunteer opportunities are available on our website at https://comaltrails.org/get-involved/

The New Braunfels Parks Foundation, a 501c3 non-profit organization, exists to promote, protect, and enhance the parks system of the City of New Braunfels through education, resource development, and community partnerships. GIVE US A FOLLOW! @NewBraunfelsParksFoundation @nbparksfoundation

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2023 DADDY DAUGHTER

Sweetheart Dance TiCKETS ON SALE NOVEMBER 16 @ 8AM Online at newbraunfels.gov/signup In-Person: 110 Golf Course Road

FEBRUARY 17 | 7PM FEBRUARY 18 | 4PM & 7PM MCKENNA EVENT CENTER Dance Ticket Only: $30 Per Person Dance and Carriage Ride Ticket: $40 Per Person Tickets include admission to a themed ballroom, dancing, refreshments, and a keepsake for the daughters. Carriage rides are available, and tickets must be purchased in advance. PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

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PUBLIC LIBRARY

NEW BRAUNFELS

CONTACT INFORMATION:

700 East Common Street New Braunfels, TX 78130 Phone Number: 830-221-4300 www.newbraunfels.gov/livrary

PUBLIC LIBRARY

GRETCHEN PRUETT

Library Director gpruett@newbraunfels.gov

HOURS OF OPERATION: Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

9am–8pm 9am–6pm 9am–5pm 1–5pm

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. Please register online via our program calendar. Age: Newborn–18 months | Free Mondays, 9:30-10am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

TODDLER TIME

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. Please register online via our program calendar. Age: 18 months–36 months | Free Mondays, 10:30-11am, Tuesdays, 10:30-11am & Thursdays, 10:30-11am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

PRESCHOOL STORYTIME

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. Please register online via our program calendar. Age: 3–5 | Free Tuesdays, 9:30-10am, Wednesdays, 9:30-10am & Thursdays, 10:30-11am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

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. Please register online via our program calendar. Age: All | Saturdays, 10:30-11am | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

FAMILY PLACE PLAY & LEARN WORKSHOP SERIES

Play together, make friends, get support! In this five-week series we will play together and engage in activities that encourage learning and healthy development while meeting and playing with other children and caregivers. Each week, we'll also have an expert on hand to chat and play. You'll be able to ask questions and get information on raising healthy, happy children. This program is designed for children 0-3 and their parents/caregivers. Registration required. Please plan on attending entire five-week series. Age: 0-3 | Fridays, Oct 7-Nov 4 | 10am | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

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PAJAMA STORYTIME Bring the whole family to our storytime for all ages—wearing your PJs is encouraged! 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 | Tuesdays, 6-6:30pm | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

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 Second Fridays, 10:30-11am, Fourth Fridays, 10:30-11am New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

ART AFTERNOONS

Each month, we’ll introduce a different artist or illustrator, art style, or technique through a hands-on project. Please register online via our program calendar. Age: 3-5 | First Thursdays, 4-5pm | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

TWEEN TUESDAYS

Open art studios, crafting and hands-on projects, STEAM activities—each session will be a fun experience for kids 8-12. Age: 8-12 | Free First Tuesdays, 4-4:45pm, Third Tuesdays, 4-4:45pm

VIDEO GAME CLUB FOR TWEENS AND TEENS

CURIOSITY CLUB

In these fun sessions just for kids ages 5-7, we'll explore different art media and techniques, nature and wildlife, holidays, building and engineering, and more! Age: 5-7 | Free | Second Wednesdays, 4-5pm & Fourth Wednesdays, 4-4:45pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

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 Video Game Club for Tweens and Teens. Please register online via our program calendar Age: 11-17 | Free First Fridays, 4-5pm, Third Fridays, 4-5pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

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ADULT PROGRAMS DEVICE ADVICE

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.

TEEN 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. Please register online via our program calendar. Age: 13-17 | First Thursdays, 5-6pm| Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

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 usernames and passwords. • 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 | Wednesdays, 1pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

SIT & STITCH

Do you like to knit, crochet, or do other stitching crafts? Come share tips and patterns and socialize with other TEEN ANIME AND MANGA CLUB crafty people. Stitchers of all levels are welcome. A We’ll watch an episode or two of an anime and socialize knitting veteran will be on hand to assist if you get stuck with other fans while creating a craft related to what we’re on a particular project. No registration required. watching. Please register online via our program calendar. Age: 13-17 | Free Second Thursdays, 5-6pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

VOLUNTEER HOURS FOR TEENS

If you need volunteer hours for school, church, or another organization, we offer regular volunteer sessions. Volunteers can expect to assist with program preparation and other activities around the library. You can attend for as many or as few hours as you need. Get started by filling out our online volunteer form: https://nbtexas.libwizard. com/f/volunteer Age: 13-18 | Free First Fridays, 5-6pm, Third Fridays, 5-6pm New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

Age: 18+ | Wednesdays, 10am | Free New Braunfels Public Library Lobby

DIY AFTER DARK

DIY After Dark is a chance for you to take a little time to get creative while engaging in your community. There’s no wrong way to do these low-pressure crafts, just let your imagination guide you and get to know some of your neighbors while you’re at it. Upcoming crafts include decoupaged coasters, wind chimes, and fairy jars. Please register online via our program calendar. Age: 18+ | First Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

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Come enjoy a relaxed afternoon of creativity while making a low-pressure craft at the library. All supplies provided. Age: 18+ | Second Monday, 3pm | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

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ROMANCE BOOK GROUP

Chat with librarians and romance readers Lacey and Elizabeth about a new book each month. We're looking forward to exploring our favorite genre with you! You can find the selection list on our online program calendar, and you’re welcome to join us even if you haven’t read the book. Age: 18+ | Fourth Wednesdays, 6pm | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

Take some time out of your day to relax and color! Each month, you'll have a choice of coloring sheets and mediums to choose from. All supplies provided. Age: 18+ | Second Thursdays, 2pm | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

FICTION BOOK GROUP

Discover new books and authors to cherish, or revisit old favorites! Our fiction book group enjoys lively discussions of each month's selected book. Group members select book titles that encompass a wide variety of topics and themes. You can find the selection list on our online program calendar, and you’re welcome to join us even if you haven’t read the book. Age: 18+ | Second Wednesdays, 1:30pm | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

MYSTERY BOOK GROUP

What's better than finishing a great mystery book? Discussing it with other mystery lovers! And, of course, starting on your next mystery! Group members select book titles that encompass a wide variety of topics and themes. Sub-genres may include historical, noir, espionage, popular, police procedurals/private investigators, courtroom drama, or Texas settings. You can find the selection list on our online program calendar, and you’re welcome to join us even if you haven’t read the book. Age: 18+ | Third Thursdays, 3pm | Free New Braunfels Public Library Meeting Room

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BOOKS ON TAP

This summer, we’re taking our book discussions into town! At Books on Tap we’ll talk about a different book each month at a local restaurant or brewery. 2022 Book Picks September – Foundation by Isaac Asimov October – Chasing the Boogeyman by Richard Chizmar November – The Library of the Unwritten by A.J. Hackwith December – Dead Silence by S.A. Corey (plus time to submit ideas for next year’s books!) January 2023 – The Space Between Worlds by Michaiah Johnson Age: 21 | Third Thursdays, 6:30-7:30pm | Free For locations, please visit our program calendar: newbraunfels.gov/libraryevents

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ZUMBA

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 change your day for the better. Parking is limited, so please register online via our program calendar: newbraunfels.gov/libraryevents Age: 18+ | Mondays, 12:15pm | Saturdays, 10am | Free Westside Community Center Gym

TAI CHI

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. Parking is limited, so please register online via our program calendar: newbraunfels.gov/libraryevents Age: 18+ | Tuesdays, 2pm | Free Westside Community Center Gym

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. Parking is limited, so please register online via our program calendar: newbraunfels.gov/libraryevents Age: Seniors | Wednesdays, 9am | Free Intermediate-9am, Beginner-11am Westside Community Center Gym

LINE DANCING

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! Parking is limited, so please register online via our program calendar: newbraunfels.gov/libraryevents Age: 18+ | Thursdays, 10am | Free Westside Community Center Gym

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DEVICE ADVICE

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 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 usernames and passwords. • Social media • Usage of patron-owned devices such as eReaders, tablets, and smartphones • Basic computer troubleshooting • Other computer or technology-related questions Age: All | | Tuesdays, 11am | Free Westside Community Center Gym

YOGA

Whether this is your first yoga session or you’re a seasoned yogi, you can come experience the wellness benefits of focusing your mind and harmonizing mind and body. Please bring your own mat and water bottle. Parking is limited, so please register online via our program calendar: newbraunfels.gov/libraryevents Age: 18+ | Fridays, 9amFree Westside Community Center Gym

TODDLER TIME

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. Please register online via our program calendar. Age: 18 months–36 months | Thursdays, 10:30-11am | Free Westside Library

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.

A low-impact option for yoga, this session is a great Age: 3-5 | Fourth Fridays, 10:30-11am | Free opportunity to destress and work on movement and Westside Library stretching that will help you feel better about the rest of your day. Parking is limited, so please register online via our BAILE LATINO program calendar: newbraunfels.gov/libraryevents Enjoy Latin dance moves during this high-energy exercise class. You’ll be moving, shaking, and smiling to the music Age: 18+ | Thursdays, 1:30pm | Free — a fun addition to your day. Parking is limited, so please Westside Community Center Gym register online via our program calendar. Age: 18+ | Tuesdays, 12pm | Free Westside Community Center Gym

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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. Please register online via our program calendar. Age: 3–5 | Thursdays, 9:30-10am | Free Westside Library

TEEN ART CLUB

This hour is themed around arts and crafts with a different project each month. All supplies provided. Ages 13 - 17 are welcome. Age: 13-17 | Second Fridays, 5-6pm | Free Westside Community Center Lunchroom

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. Please register online via our program calendar. Age: 13-17 | Fourth Thursdays, 5-6pm | Free Westside Library

FAMILY ART

Families can create something unique 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 | Westside Community Center | Free

ADVANCED ART

Challenge yourself and create a beautiful work of art during this monthly program. Basic art skill set required; projects will use a variety of media, including acrylics, pastels, and watercolor. This program is ideal for ages 13+.

COLOR ME CALM

Take some time out of your day to relax and color! Each month, you'll have a choice of coloring sheets and mediums to choose from. All supplies provided. Age: 18+ | Third Wednesdays, 2pm | Free Westside Community Center ESL Room

OPEN GYM TIMES

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.

ENGLISH, SPANISH, AND MORE

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 high quality, 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.

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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. From Rain Barrel DIY to conservation crafts for kids Westside Community Center partners with NBU staff to host monthly conservation programs for a variety of ages. Visit Westside Community Center’s online calendar or call 830221-4630 to find out more.

Age: 13+ | Third Saturdays, 2:30pm | Free Westside Community Center

CRAFTS WITH CRISTABELL

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 online at https://nbtexas.libcal.com/ or by calling the Westside Community Center Library at 830-221-4630. Age: 18+ | Second Saturdays, 2pm | Free Westside Community Center

BE A MOBILE FOOD PANTRY VOLUNTEER

The Westside Community Center plays an active role in the Food Bank’s monthly food distribution program—but we need your help to keep it a success! Volunteers are needed the third Thursday of each month from 8-11am to assist with packaging food items for food insecure families and individuals. If you’re interested in volunteering, call 830-221-4630 for more information.

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FALL FESTIVAL FISCHER PARK AMPHITHEATER OCTOBER 22 | 11AM-2PM | FREE & OPEN TO ALL

games • crafts • activities Join the New Braunfels Parks and Recreation team and community partners as we host a fall-themed day of fun games, crafts, exhibits and activities to celebrate the state insect of Texas, the Monarch Butterfly! NEWBRAUNFELS.GOV/FISCHERPARK | 830-221-4378 | FISCHER@NEWBRAUNFELS.GOV